Pair of motorcyclists without helmets killed in Carver County crash

Two people from Norwood Young America have died after they were thrown from a motorcycle in Carver County on Wednesday night. Neither were wearing helmets.

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said deputies responded to a crash on County Road 11 north of County Road 140 in Dahlgren Township just after 10 p.m. Patrick and Heidi Gongoll, both 40, were traveling south on County Road 11 when Patrick “lost control, drove off the roadway and struck a field approach,” Sheriff Olson said in a release. Heidi was pronounced dead at the scene, and Patrick was brought to the 212 Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

The crash is under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol and the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.