Minn. woman charged in fatal motorcycle crash

1:33 PM, Aug 26, 2013   |    comments
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BEMIDJI, Minn. - A Bemidji woman was charged with vehicular homicide after a car she was driving struck a motorcycle killing a passenger in Hubbard County Sunday morning. Police say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Hubbard County Sheriff's officials say the accident happened on Highway 36 in northern Hubbard County when an SUV driven by 23-year-old Victoria Whitefeather traveling south crossed the center line and struck a 2000 Harley Davidson driven by a 47-year-old Proctor man.

The Proctor man suffered what police describe as severe injuries and a 51-year-old female passenger of the motorcycle was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center where she later died.

Whitefeather, who is from Bemidji, was treated and released from a Bemidji hospital and then taken into custody by Hubbard County deputies.

Police say alcohol is suspected as being a contributing factor to the crash. Whitefeather was charged on Monday with vehicular homicide.

The incident remains under investigation by the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office.

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