ROCHESTER, Minn. - A 55-year-old Rochester man was killed Tuesday during a chain-reaction crash.
Authorities said it happened at 2:48 p.m. at County Rd. 1 and County Rd. 16 when a vehicle driven by a 30-year-old from Calmar, Iowa, was waiting to turn left.
A motorcycle, driven by Charles Sklavos, 55, of Rochester, was waiting for the vehicle in front of him to turn.
A third car, driven by Brenna Amos, 31, of Stewartville, failed to brake in time, swerved, saw a guardrail and got back into the lane where she hit the motorcycle.
Sklavos was thrown off his motorcycle and died at the scene from his injuries. He was wearing a helmet.
There were no signs of alcohol or phone use, and authorities are trying to figure out if it was a mechanical failure.