Newport, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Minnesota motorcyclist was killed after crashing at a Twin Cities interchange Friday evening. 

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The State Patrol responded to the crash shortly before 6 p.m. It happened at the Hwy. 61/I-494 interchange in the southeastern metro town of Newport. 

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The state crash report indicates the motorcycle was northbound on Hwy. 61, took the exit ramp to I-494 then went off the roadway and entered the ditch. The operator is described as a 49-year-old Woodbury man. 

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His name has not been released. He was the sole person involved in the deadly crash

The State Patrol plans to disclose more information regarding the deadly crash at a later time.

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