Published August 18, 2023

Fatal Motorcycle Crash

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| The Dakotan

ND Highway Patrol

What: Fatality
Where: 1 mile west of Pekin on ND Highway 15
When: 21:04 PM CST (09:04 PM) 08/17/2023
Road Conditions: Good
Weather Conditions: Clear/windy
Crash Involvement: 1 Vehicle
Type of Crash: Rollover
Agencies Involved: Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, McVille Ambulance, Tolna First
Responders, NDHP
Vehicle No. 1: 2013 Suzuki Motorcycle
Driver No. 1: 45 yo male, West Fargo, ND, fatal injuries
Restraints: no helmet
Charges: none

NARRATIVE: The motorcycle was traveling westbound enroute to Tolna from Pekin. The
motorcycle began going into the north ditch while negotiating the curve. The motorcycle then
struck a railroad crossing embankment. The driver was then ejected and striking the railroad
sustaining fatal injuries. The crash remains under investigation by the NDHP.

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