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Updated: Fatal Motorcycle Crash Near Brandon

Fatal Crash

Update: Drive of crash passes away. On July 1, 2021 the driver, Shawn August Olson, passed away as a result of his injuries at Sanford Hospital in Fargo. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

JeanineKirschtAn update on Tuesday night’s Motorcycle crash in Douglas County, the name was released of the woman who died on scene. 49-year-old, Jeanine Kirscht from Brandon, died in the crash. Her family says she loved racing her Camaro at Brainerd International Raceway. 

(Brandon, MN) Tuesday evening around 9:20 Douglas County Dispatch received a call about a motorcycle crash on County Road 108 NW north of Brandon. The caller reported he was riding his motorcycle westbound on County Road 108 with another couple and they crashed their motorcycle in the south ditch. He reported the driver, 44 year old Shawn August Olson, was injured.  He added that he was unsure if Olson’s passenger was breathing. Douglas County Deputies, the MN State Patrol, Brandon First Responders, North Ambulance, and LifeLink III responded. Olson was airlifted from the scene by LifeLink III to Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND with life-threatening injuries. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the crash remains under investigation and the passenger’s name is being withheld pending family notification.