UPDATE: Authorities release the names of 2 motorcycle drivers killed in Saturday crashes
The victims are from Breckenridge, Minn. and Byron, Minn
FARGO— The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the names of the victims of two deadly motorcycle crashes in the southeast region of the state Saturday, Oct. 29.
The first happened at approximately 1:43 p.m. in the 3500 block of Westrac Drive in Fargo.
According to the Highway Patrol, Andrew Burt, 38, of Byron, Minn., was pulling out of a parking lot when he accelerated into a curb and was thrown from the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The second crash happened less than 30 minutes later in Richland County.
The Highway Patrol reports the motorcycle driver was hit along Highway 13 by an SUV turning at the intersection with Highway 18. He was thrown in the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The motorcycle driver has been identified as Troy Green, 53, of Breckenridge, Minn.
The driver of the SUV, 41-year-old Annalou Laudico of Forman, North Dakota, was not injured.
That crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.