Erskine man seriously injured in motorcycle crash

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

GUTHRIE– An Erskine man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Guthrie Township yesterday afternoon.

The state patrol says 72-year-old Norman Salverson was northbound on Highway 71 as a funeral procession was heading south.

A semi truck with a trailer moved to the shoulder for the procession, and Salverson swerved his Harley Davidson around the semi and entered the ditch. The Harley jumped a driveway approach, struck a mailbox and landed on its side.

Salverson was transported to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center for treatment of life threatening injuries.

The semi driver was also treated there for non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor, but Salverson was reportedly not wearing a helmet.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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