(Swea City)—A Blue Earth, Minnesota man was killed in a motorcycle accident earlier this week north of Swea City on the Iowa-Minnesota border.
The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department says shortly after 7 pm Monday, 53-year-old Chris Mielke was northbound on County Road P30 on a 2005 Yamaha Motorcycle. As Mielke approached the Iowa/Minnesota border, he failed to negotiate a curve in the road and entered the right ditch. The motorcycle followed the path of the ditch along P30 until it struck the embankment for 510th Street, which caused Mielke to be ejected and the motorcycle to skid across the roadway.
Mielke was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident report states that Mielke was not wearing a helmet at the time and that speed was a factor in the crash.