Fatal motorcycle crash occurs in Victoria

A motorcycle crash took the life of an Eden Prairie man in Victoria on Saturday, May 18.
According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, a citizen reported that a motorcyle had possibly gone into the ditch in the area of County Road 11 north of Highway 5. A Three Rivers Police Officer was soon in the area and a Carver County Sheriff’s Deputy  also responded.
A motorcyle was found crashed in the ditch on County Rd 11 north of Wisteria in the city of Victoria. Bert Merfeld, 61, of Eden Prairie, was found unresponsive in the ditch. Rescesitative efforts were unsuccessful and he was pronounced deceased.
Assisting the Carver County Sheriff’s Office at the scene was Three Rivers Police Department, Minnetrista Police Department, Victoria Fire Department, Ridgeview Medical Center, and Midwest Regional Coroners Office.
The investigation into the cause of the crash is continuing.
If you need assistance from police, fire or medical personnel call 9-1-1. Anyone with information related to this incident or any crime is asked to contact the Carver County Sheriff’s Office at (952) 361-1212. After hours call (952) 361-1231. To remain anonymous you may leave a message on the tip line at (952) 361-1224.