Minnesota State Patrol
Incident Date/Time: 7/31/2013 10:37:00 AM 
Case: 13311077   
MSP District: 3100  
Number of Individuals: 2    
Number of Vehicles: 1   
Location: Highway 73  
Road Type: Black Top  
Milepost: 65  
Road Condition: Dry  
County: St. Louis  
Number of Lanes: 2  
Crash Type: Animal  
Divided/Undivided: Undivided Roadway  
Incident Classification: FATAL   
Assisting Agencies:
 St. Louis County Sheriff's Office  

A 2002  Harley Davidson Roadster, driven by Thomas L. Kotula, 65, of Hibbing, Mn, was southbound on Highway 73, just south of Beauty Mountain Road, when it made contact with a deer, lost control came rest in the west side ditch. The driver died from his injuries, while his passenger, Kathryn Kotula, 60, of Hibbing, Mn, suffered serious injuries.
Last Updated: 7/31/2013 6:04:59 PM