Motorcycle wreck on Hwy 61 at 494 leaves 2 dead

Emergency crews respond for the crash Friday evening in Newport, Minn. (Supplied)

Two people were killed Friday evening after a motorcycle crash on Highway 61 near I-494 in Newport, Minnesota.

According to Minnesota State Patrol, a man and woman were riding on a Harley northbound on Highway 61 when it veered off the road and rolled into the grass area off the highway. Troopers say both people on the motorcycle, identified as 41-year-old Brandon Mckeon and 41-year-old Kecia Mckeon, were killed in the crash.

It's unclear what caused the motorcycle to lose control of the motorcycle. Troopers say neither rider was wearing a helmet.