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One dead after Monday motorcycle crash in town of Richmond

A Lake Elmo, Minn., man is dead after his motorcycle left the roadway in the town of Richmond this morning.

The St. Croix County Sheriff's Department responded to reports of a one-vehicle crash on County Road A about a quarter mile north of County Road G in the Town of Richmond.

The call came in at 6:55 a.m. Monday, March 19.

According to the report, sometime in the early morning hours, a 2010 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by Scott Joseph Garavalia, 39, from Lake Elmo, Minn. was northbound on County Road A. The motorcycle left the road, entered the east ditch and overturned. Garavalia was ejected from the motorcycle and landed in a field. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a St. Croix County medical examiner.

Garavalia was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Also assisting at the scene were New Richmond Fire and Rescue and New Richmond Area Ambulance Service.

This is the county's third traffic fatality of 2012.

The crash remains under investigation by the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department.

The Department is asking anyone with information about the crash, or about Garavalia's whereabouts prior to the crash, to contact Investigator Brent Standaert at 715-381-4390.