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Hokah, MN (KROC AM News) - The Minnesota State Patrol says a Rochester man was killed Thursday in Houston County when his motorcycle collided head-on with a dump truck.

The victim was 56-year-old Craig  Cassman. The State Patrol report indicates he crossed the centerline of Highway 16 near Hokah. The truck was driven by 83-year-old James Botcher of Houston, MN.

It’s been a deadly week for Minnesota motorcyclists as the State Patrol has reported four other fatals.

One happened in Bloomington Wednesday night during a police chase.

The other three motorcyclists died in wrecks caused by the drivers of vehicles who turned in front of them.