A Twin Cities man is dead following a single-vehicle crash Wednesday, Aug. 14, on State Highway 35 near Anderson Road in Summit

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, a witness reported seeing a motorcycle traveling south when it left the pavement. David Benassi, 68, of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, lost control on the gravel shoulder and the bike tumbled and slid across the road.

Despite wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, Benassi was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and medical examiner.