Motorcyclist killed in Bloomington

A 27-year-old Prior Lake man was killed after he lost control of his motorcycle while traveling through Bloomington at a high rate of speed.

Andrew Fischer died of multiple blunt force injuries following a crash at the intersection of 90th Street and Xerxes Avenue, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

Fischer was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed shortly before 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30. He attempted to turn left at the intersection, but lost control and collided with a curb and a road sign, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center and died about one hour after the incident, the medical examiner noted.

The Bloomington Police Department had received a report of a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed, westbound on Old Shakopee Road, prior to the crash. A police officer spotted Fischer and tried to drive the same direction on an adjacent street. When the officer spotted the motorcycle again, he activated the patrol car’s lights and sirens. Fischer turned northbound onto Xerxes and was out of the officer’s sight at the time of the crash, according to Bloomington Deputy Chief Mike Hartley.