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Detroit Lakes man killed while fleeing trooper on motorcycle

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Morris Sun Tribune
Detroit Lakes man killed while fleeing trooper on motorcycle
Morris Minnesota 607 Pacific Avenue 56267

Police have identified the man killed while fleeing from a State Patrol trooper on a motorcycle Friday afternoon.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper:

Kenneth Kahle, 23, of Detroit Lakes didn't pull over when a trooper spotted that his 1996 Kawasaki motorcycle didn't have a license plate. He instead sped away from the trooper at the intersection of Washington and Broadway avenues in north Minneapolis.

Kahle turned left on Washington after exiting from I-94, and raced through a red light at Broadway. As the trooper slowed to cross the intersection, Kahle ran another red light two blocks ahead and hit a pickup that was crossing that intersection.

Kahle, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene. It's unclear why he fled, although he did have a revoked Minnesota driver's license, according to the State Patrol.

There is no evidence that the pick-up driver, 39-year-old Jesse Keenan of Minneapolis, did anything wrong. He sustained a minor injury, according to the accident report.

Morris Sun Tribune Staff