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Bemidji woman dies from injuries suffered in motorcycle-car crash Sunday night

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At approximately 7:04 p.m, on Sunday Sept. 23, 2012, the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office was notified of an accident involving a 1999 Toyota Camry Sedan and a 2002 Honda Motorcycle at the intersection of Becida Road SW and Fern Lake Road SW, in Grant Valley Township, approximately 2 miles west and south of Bemidji.

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Deputies arrived at the scene to find two individuals lying in the roadway suffering from extreme injuries who had been on the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle was identified as Bradley Mordini age 42 and Michelle Sugar Age 38, both of Bemidji. The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office was notified that Michelle Sugar succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the Sanford Fargo Hospital at 6:26 PM on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.

The driver of the car, Steven Greenwood, age 26, of Bemidji and his passenger Melissa Sue Beyer, age 27, of Hopkins were interviewed at the scene. Officers determined Greenwood was turning south onto Fern Lake Road from the Becida Rd and failed to yield right of way turning left in front of the motorcycle travelling the opposite direction on the Becida Road. Neither of the occupants of the car was injured.

Greenwood was found to be in possession of a small amount of Marijuana and admitted to officers that he had been using marijuana prior to the collision. Greenwood was issued a citation for Criminal Vehicular Operation pending the outcome of chemical tests ordered by law enforcement officers

First Responders, Bemidji Fire and Bemidji Ambulance EMS responded to the scene. The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Bemidji Police and Minnesota State Patrol.

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