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Motorcycle accident victim identified

On April 28 at 9:08 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff's Office received a report of a motorcycle accident on Hudson Road near Neal Avenue in the city of Afton.

Upon arrival, deputies found a motorcycle had left the roadway and struck a tree.

The lone adult male driver, Charles H. Aschwanden, 61, of Edina, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to published reports, Aschwanden was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, but was decapitated when he struck a tree as his motorcycle left the roadway. Excessive speed was a factor in the accident.