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Pepin man hospitalized after MC crash

A Pepin man, who took evasive action on his motorcycle to avoid rear-ending a vehicle ahead of him was hospitalized with unknown injuries following a crash in the town of Oak Grove on Saturday evening.

David Dykema, 51, was found lying in the east ditch of Hwy. 35 when deputies arrived shortly after learning of the accident at 8:06 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21st.

Dykema received care from members of the Prescott Ambulance Service prior to being transported to Regina Medical Center in Hastings, Minn.

Sgt. Pete Koch said in a press release that Dykema was northbound on Hwy. 35 near 1180th Street when a vehicle two ahead of him slowed to make a left turn, prompting the vehicle immediately ahead to slow suddenly. Dykema swerved to the right, lost control in loose gravel and was ejected from the motorcycle, which continued another 130 feet before coming to rest.

The crash remains under investigation.

Prescott Fire also assisted deputies at the scene.

Steve Dzubay

Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer from 1995-2016. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.