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Police ID O’Fallon woman killed, man critically injured when motorcycle hits deer, is struck by SUV

Friends share memories of Mandy Titze

Friends of Mandy Titze gathered at Mandy's East State Bar in O'Fallon to mourn for 'Momma Mandy" after she was killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday evening in Minnesota. Her husband, Bradley Titze, was critically injured in the same accident.
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Friends of Mandy Titze gathered at Mandy's East State Bar in O'Fallon to mourn for 'Momma Mandy" after she was killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday evening in Minnesota. Her husband, Bradley Titze, was critically injured in the same accident.

An O’Fallon woman died and a man was critically injured Sunday evening when their motorcycle hit a deer and then was struck by a car in Winona, Minnesota, according to state police.

The 55-year-old O’Fallon man, Bradley Titze, was riding a Harley Davidson with 57-year-old Amanda Titze on the back of the bike headed north on Highway 61 in the left lane when they struck a deer which had reportedly walked onto the road from the north side.

A police report said the pair’s Harley Davidson crossed over the center of the road and was struck by Matthew John Broghammer, who was driving south in a Ford Edge SUV.

Amanda Titze was dead when emergency responders arrived, according to Sgt. Troy Christianson with the Minnesota State Police. Bradley Titze was taken to a hospital in critical condition. An update by police at noon on Monday listed him as having suffered life threatening injuries.

Broghammer was not injured.

Note: Initial reports indicated incorrectly that both had died in the accident.

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