PALERMO, N.D. — A 51-year-old Rainy River, Ont., man was killed and his passenger injured when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, about eight miles east of Palmero, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.

The motorcycle was towing a small trailer eastbound on Highway 2 when it began to rotate counter-clockwise, the Highway Patrol said. Both overturned and slid into the median, throwing both riders off the bike. The driver, identified as Richard Bourre, was transported to Trinity Hospital in Minot and later died. He was not wearing a helmet, the Highway Patrol said.

A 50-year-old female passenger, Tammy Collins, from Rainy River suffered serious injuries and was transported to Trinity. She was wearing a helmet, the Highway Patrol said.

Palermo is about 50 miles west of Minot.