The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in a motorcycle crash in Melrose Township Wednesday.
At 5:15 p.m., deputies responded to a motorcycle crash with injuries near County Road 17 and Birch Lake Road.
Authorities say 26-year-old Hunter Donovan of St. Cloud was driving his motorcycle eastbound on County Road 17 when he came upon a left turn in the roadway, but continued straight into the ditch. The motorcycle struck a field approach and Donovan was thrown from the bike. He was transported to Melrose Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.
Donovan was not wearing a helmet.