Motorcyclist killed in Brooklyn Park crash

6:40 AM, Apr 8, 2013   |    comments
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BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. -- A motorcyclist is dead after allegedly running a red light and colliding with another vehicle Sunday night.

The State Patrol says the accident happened around 6 p.m. on Brooklyn Boulevard. 

Authorities say a 23-year-old Tyron Somaiah of Crystal was riding his motorcycle northbound on Brooklyn Boulevard when he ran a red light at Welcome Avenue and struck a car in the intersection.

Somaiah died at the scene.  The driver of the car, a 57-year-old Brooklyn Center woman, was taken to North Memorial Medical Center with minor injuries.

The victim's name has not been released.

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