Motorcycle crash injures Minnesota man on I-99

A St. Cloud, Minn., man was taken to UPMC Altoona after a Tuesday crash on Interstate 99 in Worth Township.

The incident occurred at about 5:10 p.m. when state police at Philipsburg say Timothy Krause, 66, and two other motorcycle riders — Carol McCoy, 78, of Altoona, and Kenneth Larson, 66, of Belah, N.D. — were riding south on I-99. Krause and Larson rode beside each other with McCoy behind.

That portion of I-99 is undergoing construction, and as Krause and Larson slowed for the two-lane road to narrow to just one lane, police say McCoy failed to notice they reduced speed and struck them.

According to the police report, Krause was ejected from the motorcycle and hit the road. McCoy’s motorcycle hit Krause’s, swerved and hit Larson’s bike and Larson was also ejected.

Larson and McCoy were both unharmed.

Krause was taken to Mount Nitttany Medical Center but transferred to UPMC Altoona’s trauma unit. Police say Krause’s injuries were of “unknown severity,” but a condition report is unavailable from the hospital at this time.

McCoy was charged with careless driving and following too closely.