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Published May 29, 2010, 12:41 PM

Minn. motorcyclist collides with dog, dies

WAVERLY, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota State Patrol says a motorcyclist died after hitting a dog that ran onto the highway. The patrol says 44-year-old Danny Freund of Howard Lake was eastbound on Highway 12 in Wright County Tuesday when a dog ran in front of his motorcycle.

WAVERLY, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota State Patrol says a motorcyclist died after hitting a dog that ran onto the highway.

The patrol says 44-year-old Danny Freund of Howard Lake was eastbound on Highway 12 in Wright County Tuesday when a dog ran in front of his motorcycle.

Freund struck the dog and ran off the road. He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, where the patrol says he died Thursday.

Authorities say Freund was not wearing a helmet.

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