Eagan man dies following crash in Rosemount

A Eagan man died following a collision along Highway 55 at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Rosemount.

Clive Christian Jorgensen, 57 of Eagan, was driving his 2009 Yamaha RS east on Highway 55 when he swerved to avoid a westbound box truck, driven by Murphy Antoine Cantrelle, 56, of Apple Valley, turning south onto County Road 42, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Jorgensen’s motorcycle collided head on with a Chevy Malibu, driven by Ralph Whitfield Ransom, 73, of Bloomington, that was traveling west on Highway 55 in a bypass lane. The Malibu went into the right ditch and the motorcycle came to rest in the westbound lane.

Jorgensen was not wearing a helmet.

No one else was injured in the collision, according to the state patrol. The drivers of the Malibu and box truck were both wearing seatbelts, along with Ransom’s passenger, Cheryl Jean Ransom, 70, of Bloomington, and alcohol was not involved as a factor for Cantrelle and Ransom.

Whether or not alcohol was a factor for Jorgensen is unknown, according to the State Patrol.

The Dakota County Sheriff along with the Rosemount and Hastings police departments assisted at the scene.