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Names released in Friday motorcycle crash

The Dickinson Fire Department’s Rescue Squad investigates the scene of an accident involving a motorcycle and a moving truck on Friday afternoon at Tiger Discount in east Dickinson. (Press Photo by Dustin Monke)

North Dakota Highway Patrol released the identity of a Dickinson man who was injured in a motorcycle accident on Friday outside the Tiger Discount truck stop in east Dickinson.

Joshua Fleig, 23, of Dickinson, was riding his 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on the I-94 business loop at about 11:18 a.m. when Randy Paulson, 19, also of Dickinson, entered the intersection from Energy Drive — directly across from the truck stop — in a semi truck and drove towards Tiger Discount, according to the Highway Patrol.

Fleig attempted to avoid the truck but struck the passenger side of the vehicle, the release said.

The motorcycle was totaled, and Fleig was transported to CHI St. Joseph’s Health with undisclosed injuries sustained in the crash, the report said. According to witnesses at the scene Friday, Fleig had to be removed from underneath the truck.

Neither Paulson nor his passenger, Chase Poeverlein, 29, of Dickinson, were injured, though the report showed Poeverlein was not wearing a seatbelt. The truck sustained minor damage.

Paulson was cited for failing to yield at a stop intersection, and the crash remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.