ND Highway Patrol
Foster County Fatal Crash- 3 miles east of McHenry
What: One vehicle fatal crash
Where: 11th St. & 95th Ave NE, 3 miles east of McHenry
When: July 19, 2023 at 7:45PM
Road Conditions: Dry pavement
Crash Involvement: Honda Goldwing left the roadway coming to rest in a slough-driver ejected.
Agencies Involved: Griggs County Sheriff, Foster County Sheriff, and ND Highway Patrol.
Vehicle No. 1: 1989 Honda Goldwing
Driver No. 1: Brian Sherman Swanson, 56, Binford, ND- Deceased
Restraints: No helmet
On Wednesday July 19th at 7:45PM the Griggs County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a
missing person. It was reported that Brian Sherman Swanson of Binford, ND was last seen in
McHenry around 6PM on Monday July 18th.
On the evening of July 19th around 10:00PM a Griggs County Deputy was out searching for
Brian and located his motorcycle on the south side of 11th St NE in a slough.
At the time of the crash, Brian was driving his motorcycle eastbound on 11th St NE before
leaving the roadway into the south ditch. Brian was ejected from the motorcycle landing in the
slough on the south side of road. The motorcycle continued and came to rest facing east in
the slough. Brian was found deceased from injuries he sustained in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.