PAYNESVILLE (WJON News) -- There was a deadly crash involving a motorcycle in western Stearns County.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the incident happened at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday on Highway 55 near Paynesville.

A car was going west on the highway while the motorcycle was heading east and the two collided.

The driver of the motorcycle 53-year-old William Clough and his passenger 49-year-old Melissa Clough, both from Mora, died at the scene.

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The driver of the car, 60-year-old Thomas Groby of Long Prairie, was not hurt.

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