Victims Identified in Fatal Motorcycle Crash Near Hibbing

By KBJR News 1

Victims Identified in Fatal Motorcycle Crash Near Hibbing

July 31, 2013 Updated Aug 1, 2013 at 9:16 AM CST

Hibbing, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Authorities have identified the man who was killed in motorcycle accident along Highway 73 near Hibbing Wednesday morning.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Thomas Kotula, 65, died after the motorcycle he was driving just south of Beauty Mountain Road hit a deer, losing control and ending up in the ditch.

Officials say Kotula's wife, Kathryn Kotula, 60, was a passenger on that motorcycle. She was seriously injured and is currently at St. Mary's hospital in Duluth.

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