CLEARWATER -- A motorcycle driver was seriously hurt in a crash near Clearwater.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the incident happened at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Highway 24 and 160th Street Northwest.

Sixty-three-year-old Peter Miessen of Maple Lake was going south on Highway 24 on his motorcycle when it collided with a van going west on 160th Street driven by 67-year-old David Kunkel of Clearwater.

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Miessen was taken to St. Cloud Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Kunkel was not hurt.

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