A Superior man involved in a motorcycle-pickup crash on East Second Street around 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, remained in critical condition Thursday at Essentia Health.
Ronnie Quell, 54, the driver of the motorcycle, was seriously injured during the incident and was transported to Essentia via ambulance, according to Superior police reports. Essentia spokesman Louis St. George said Thursday, Sept. 26, his condition was listed as critical.
Quell was traveling south. The pickup truck, driven by Gabriel Champeau of Superior, was northbound making a left turn at the intersection.
The motorcycle entered the intersection and struck the passenger side of the truck. Witnesses to the incident told Officer Nick Eastman that Quell’s motorcycle was traveling well above the posted speed limit and failed to stop with the rest of traffic before entering the intersection.
Champeau admitted to being in the intersection before completing a turn on a yellow light.
Superior Fire Department Captain Lindzi Campbell-Rorvick told Eastman that Quell had an odor of intoxicants coming from him. The officer had limited contact with Quell due to the seriousness of his injuries.
Citations were issued to both men, according to the report. Quell was cited for first offense operating while intoxicated; Champeau was cited for operator violate yellow traffic control signal.