by LAURA HAYES
A 62-year-old man was killed following a motorcycle crash. Winona County Sheriff Ron Ganrude said the victim is Jeffrey Robert Girod, of Apple Valley, Minn.
On Sunday, August 20, at 3:41 p.m., Winona County deputies responded to a report of a crash on County Road 30 two miles from County Road 31. Other motorcyclists told deputies they were riding throughout the county, but this was the first time they were on County Road 30. The other motorcyclists reportedly slowed down while driving around a downhill curve. Girod allegedly locked the brakes of his motorcycle and skidded into a ditch.
Ganrude said that Girod was wearing a helmet and full gear. Girod reportedly died while being transported to the hospital.