A Staples area man was killed in a motorcycle accident Friday in Todd County.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Marco Anthony Puentesm, 47, was killed when the westbound 1999 Harley Davidson Motorcycle he was driving struck an SUV that was attempting to cross Highway 10 in Staples. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, “the SUV spun 180 degrees, coming to a rest facing Southbound. The motorcycle came to a rest in the right lane, west of the intersection.”

The driver of the SUV, Judith Ann Bjerga, 73, of Motley was taken to Staples Hospital and treated for injuries troopers at the scene describe as non-life threatening.

Puentes was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, reported just before 5PM.

Officials say alcohol was not a factor in the accident.


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