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Harley Davidson rider aged NINETY-THREE who got his first hog 70 years ago is killed in crash

Harley Davidson rider aged NINETY-THREE who got his first hog 70 years ago is killed after crashing his motorcycle into an oncoming car

  • Leslie Cin was riding his 2011 Harley near his Minnesota home on Sunday
  • The 93-year-old lost control and crashed into a Ford Escape near Glenwood 
  • He was pronounced dead at the scene and the car driver lightly injured
  • Cin got his first Harley when he was in his early 20s 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 devoted to his community and church, delivering Bibles to local prisons


A 93 year-old man who rode Harley Davidsons for 70 years was killed Sunday when his beloved hog crashed into an oncoming car.   

Leslie Cin was pronounced dead on the scene at Glenwood in Minnesota on Sunday, 35 miles east of his Donnelly home.

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

Cin, a farmer, had loved Harley motorbikes since his early 20s, when he purchased his first.

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

‘Les was always game for fun,’ his obituary states. 

‘So many stories can be told of these episodes bringing so much laughter and joy. 

‘Les got his first Harley when he was in his early 20’s and never lost the love of riding up until the day he passed.’

He was wearing a helmet at the time. 

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

The pair had married in 1953, and she died in February this year.

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

Leslie Cin is pictured with his wife Lyla, who died 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 has been absolute hell to say the least,’ wrote his granddaughter, Britney Cin, on Facebook. 

‘We have lost more than an average person would in just one year. And I can’t fathom we have now lost you in such a tragic way. 

‘But I know you were doing what you loved and are now with grandma. 

‘I’m just broken. We all are. I love you grandpa and I’m so glad ryker was able to have a couple memories with you. I’m just speechless.’ 

The Cin family said the couple were active at 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, delivering bibles throughout the region, including to prisons and jails. 

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

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

‘In the community, he was well-known and over the years remained very active often visiting so many,’ his obituary states.

The couple were remembered fondly in their community. 

‘I remember Les and Lyla pulling the Onvoy float during Community Picnic one year,’ wrote one woman, Bev, on the tribute page. 

‘Les made sure that the 50s tunes were cracked up.

‘They both were such wonderful people!’

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