Published May 30, 2023

Names Released in Divide County Fatal

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ND Highway Patrol

What: Fatal
Where: Intersection of Hwy 5 and Hwy 85 approximately 6 miles east of Fortuna, ND
When: May 28, 2023, at approximately 04:18 PM CST
Road Conditions: Good, Dry
Weather Conditions: Cloudy
Crash Involvement: Pickup vs Motorcycle
Type of Crash: Angle
Agencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Divide County Sheriff’s Office, Williams
County Emergency Management, Crosby Ambulance, Fortuna Fire Department.
Vehicle No. 1: 2022 Ford F150
Driver No. 1: Brett Engen, 25 year old, Male, Williston, ND - Uninjured
Restraints: Seatbelt in use
Charges: Pending
Vehicle No. 2: 2016 Indian Motorcycle
Driver No. 2: Darrel Tessier, 42 year old, Male, Estevan, SK, Canada – Serious injuries
Restraints: Helmet in use
Passenger No. 1: Leigh-Ann Tessier, 43 year old, female, Estevan, SK, Canada – Fatal
Restraints: Helmet in Use
The Ford F150 was traveling south on Divide County Road 2. The Motorcycle was traveling
east on Hwy 5. The F150 failed to yield to the Motorcycle. The F150 struck the Motorcycle. The
driver of the Ford was not injured in the crash. The driver and passenger of the motorcycle
were thrown from the motorcycle. Both the driver and passenger sustained serious injuries.
They were transported by ambulance to St. Luke’s in Crosby. They were transferred to Trinity
Health in Minot. The female passenger succumbed to her injuries sustained in the crash.
The crash remains under the investigation of the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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