PIERZ -- A Pierz man was airlifted to the hospital after crashing his motorcycle Sunday night near Pierz.

The incident happened just after 6:30 p.m. on Highway 25, three miles south of Pierz.

The Morrison County Sheriff's Office says 67-year-old Martin Pelarske was heading south on Highway 25, when he entered the northbound lane, drove into the ditch and rolled.

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Pelarske was airlifted to St. Cloud with severe injuries. Authorities say he was not wearing a helmet.

The case remains under investigation.

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