Alcohol Probable Factor in Holdingford Motorcycle Crash

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A motorcyclist from Avon was injured after he lost control of his machine after hitting a puddle of water in Holdingford Sunday evening.

At just after 5:30, Stearns County officials received a 911 call reporting a motorcycle crash at the intersection of River Street and 4th Street West.

Deputies arrived on scene and found that 22-year-old Benjamin Michael Scegura was traveling eastbound on River Street. He told deputies that he hit a puddle of water causing him to lose control of the motorcycle and lay it down on its side.

Scegura was not carrying a passenger at the time of the crash, nor was he wearing a helmet.

Authorities say the crash investigation determined that alcohol was a probable factor.

Scegura was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.

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