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Three airlifted from separate 'cycle crashes Sunday evening

Three cyclists from Minnesota were airlifted from two separate motorcycle accidents which occurred within about an hour of one another Sunday evening on Hwy. 35, south of Prescott.

Pierce County authorities said Jacob Adelmann, 29, of Dundas and his passenger, Tiffany Crump, 24, of New Market were both ejected after Adelmann lost control of his motorcycle, entered the ditch and both individuals struck a pile of downed trees.

Both Adelmann and Crump were injured and airlifted from the scene to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. A Regions spokesperson said Tuesday morning both were listed in good condition.

Deputy Collin Gilles stated in a press release, Adelmann suffered severe injuries but they didn't appear to be life-threatening. Both he and Crump were alert and able to communicate with hospital staff.

Alcohol and speed both appeared to be contributing factors in the crash, Gilles noted.

The accident occurred at 5:54 p.m. in a curve near Hwy. 35 near 1050th Street, about a mile north of CTH E.

While Prescott firefighters were en route back to their station, they happened across another motorcycle accident -- this one involving a 61-year-old man from St. Paul.

Deputy Andrew Thoms said Gerald A. Gabrielson was northbound on Hwy. 35 near 1240th Street when he failed to negotiate a curve, entered a ditch and was ejected from his bike.

Gabrielson was also airlifted to Regions Hospital, where a spokesperson said Tuesday he was in serious condition.

Deputies said the crash happened at 7:07 p.m.

Assisting at the first scene were Prescott, River Falls and Ellsworth emergency medical services, along with Prescott Fire.