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93TH-THRTH Harley Davidson Rider Who Got His First Pig 70 Years Ago Dies in Crash

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NINTENST Harley Davidson rider who had his first pig 70 years ago dies after crashing his motorcycle into an oncoming car

  • Leslie Cin rode his 2011 Harley near his home in Minnesota on Sunday
  • The 93-year-old lost control of the wheel and crashed into a Ford Escape near Glenwood
  • He was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver slightly injured
  • Cin got his first Harley in his early twenties and was a fan until his death
  • A father of six and a farmer, Cin was remembered for his love of life and humor
  • He was committed to his community and church, delivering Bibles to local prisons










A 93-year-old man who had ridden Harley Davidsons for 70 years was killed Sunday when his beloved pig collided with an oncoming car.

Leslie Cin was pronounced dead on Sunday in Glenwood, Minnesota, 55 miles east of his home in Donnelly.

A 62-year-old woman driving the Ford Escape Cin was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Cin, a farmer, has loved Harley motorcycles since he was in his early twenties when he bought his first.

Leslie Cin, 93, was killed on Sunday while riding his Harley Davidson near his home in Minnesota

“Lesson was always a game for fun,” reads his obituary.

“So many stories can be told about these episodes that bring so much laughter and joy.

“Les got his first Harley in his early twenties and he never lost the love of riding until the day he died.”

He was wearing a helmet at the time.

A father of six, Cin, with his late wife Lyla, was devoted to his church and community.

The couple was married in 1953 and died in February this year.

Leslie Cin is pictured with his wife Lyla, who passed away in February.  The couple married in 1953

Leslie Cin is pictured with his wife Lyla, who passed away in February. The couple married in 1953

Leslie and Lyla Cin are pictured together.  The couple ran a farm in Donnelly, Minnesota

Leslie and Lyla Cin are pictured together. The couple ran a farm in Donnelly, Minnesota

“This year was absolute hell to say the least,” his granddaughter, Britney Cin, wrote on Facebook.

“We’ve lost more than the average person in just a year. And I can’t believe we’ve lost you in such a tragic way.

“But I know you did what you loved and are now with grandma.

‘I’m just broken. We are all. I love you Grandpa and I’m so glad Ryker was able to have some memories with you. I’m just speechless.’

The Cin family said the couple was active in the Alberta Church of the Nazarene, with Leslie Cin volunteering as a youth group leader and board member.

He also became involved with the Gideons and delivered Bibles throughout the region, including jails and prisons.

Cin was known for being active in his local community, especially in the church

Cin was known for being active in his local community, especially in the church

“He was well known in the community and over the years he remained very active and visited so many,” his obituary reads.

The couple was fondly remembered in their community.

“I remember Les and Lyla pulling the Onvoy float for a year at Community Picnic,” one woman, Bev, wrote on the tribute page.

“Les made sure the tunes of the 50s were cracked.

“They were both such wonderful people!”

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