MCKENZIE COUNTY, N.D. — One person died and another was injured in two separate motorcycle crashes in McKenzie County in western North Dakota on Sunday, Sept. 1.
A 19-year-old woman from Lisbon, N.D., was riding a dirt bike at about 4:18 p.m. Sunday. She was traveling southbound on an off-road trail near Beaver Creek Road, 17 miles east of Trotters, N.D., when she lost control of the dirt bike and was thrown to the ground. The woman, who had been wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The second crash happened at 5:53 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, when Jacob Hingtgen, 23, of Williston, N.D., was traveling northeast on County Road 16, about 10 miles northwest of Alexander, N.D. Hingtgen lost control of his motorcycle, was thrown off and landed on the road. He was transported to CHI St. Alexius Health in Williston for non-life-threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet. The crash remains under investigation by the highway patrol.
Weather conditions were clear and dry at both crash scenes.