Waite Park Man Dies in M/C Crash


A Waite Park man died in a motorcycle crash Saturday night

At about 9pm, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received an emergency call about a single motorcycle crash on County Road 17 and 425th Street in Millwood Township.

According to Sheriff Steve Soyka, 47-year-old Patrick Kraker was driving his motorcycle southbound on County Road 17 when it left the roadway, went into an open field, and crashed.

Upon emergency personnel’s arrival, CPR was already in progress by a witness of the crash.

Melrose Ambulance transported Kraker to the Melrose Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.


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