(Melrose, MN)--On Sunday afternoon, authorities in Stearns County were notified of a motorcycle crash with injuries on County Road 13, south of Melrose. The initial report was that a motorcycle went off the road with injuries.
When deputies arrived on scene, they determined that the two motorcycles were traveling southbound on County Road 13 when the two went off the left side of the road and into the ditch as the road curves to the right. One of the motorcycles was a 2020 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Aaron Schlingmann, 43 of Janesville. The second motorcycle was a 2022 Harley Davidson driven by Erik Buckley, 45, of Owatonna.
Schlingmann was taken to Melrose Hospital where he died a short time later. Buckley was taken to the Melrose Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities say that neither Schlingmann nor Buckley were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.