UPDATE (4 p.m. Monday, July 21): The official report from the Wright County Sheriff’s Office:
“Sheriff Joe Hagerty reports that on July 19 at approximately 3:40pm Wright County Communications received a 911 call of an accident involving a motorcycle and a golf cart. The accident occurred at 17205 46th St NW in French Lake Township.
Wright County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene and found that a motorcycle had collided with a golf cart on 46th St St NW. The driver and lone occupant of the motorcycle, Eric Lefebvre age 51 of Buffalo, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Lefebvre was wearing a helmet. The driver and lone occupant of the golf cart, Korie Schiel age 39 of Chaska, was treated and released at the scene for minor injuries. Deputies were assisted at the scene by South Haven rescue and Allina Ambulance Service.
The accident remains under investigation by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.”
The Wright County Communities of Buffalo and Monticello, along with the hospitals in each of those two cities and their two corresponding clinics, are mourning the loss of a beloved obstetrician and celebrated man, Dr. Eric Lefebvre.
The incident happened Saturday on Wright County Highway 2, near Lake Francis, according to reports.
FOX 9 News in Minneapolis is reporting Lefebvre was killed Saturday driving a new motorcycle, according to witnesses that interviewed with FOX 9, when he collided with a golf cart. The driver of the cart, used often in lakeside communities like the area where Lefebvre was driving, was attempting to turn left when it crossed in front of Lefebvre’s path.
Wright County investigators are working with everyone involved to do a crash investigation. The Minnesota State Patrol reports golf carts are not allowed on roads or highways where motor vehicles are operational, such as county highways.
Lefebvre, who has practiced medicine as an OB/GYN in the Monticello and Buffalo area for more than 17 years, was a fellow at the American College of Obstretics and Gynecology, according to the Monticello Clinic website. He and his wife have four children and reside in Buffalo.
Motorcycling was listed as a hobby for the doctor who delivered countless numbers of babies in the Wright County area over the last two decades.