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River Falls man killed Monday evening

A 32-year-old River Falls man was killed in a motorcycle accident when he drove off CTH E Monday evening. His 31-year-old female passenger was transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with undetermined injuries.

The single-vehicle accident occurred on Highway E north of 690th Avenue in the town of River Falls at 7:19 p.m.

Pierce sheriff's deputies said the motorcycle was northbound on CTH E when it left the roadway on the east side, traveled in the ditch and then overturned, ejecting the occupants into a field. Speed appears to be a factor in the accident, the department said.

Neither the motorcycle operator nor his passenger, also a River Falls resident, was wearing a helmet.

Assisting the department at the scene was River Falls Area Fire & Ambulance.

The name of the victim was not yet available.