The North Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating a motorcycle crash in Cass County that led to the death of one man.

The man has been identified as 75-year-old Charles Hiram Bekkerus from Fargo. Bekkerus was driving a motorcycle at about 3:52 p.m., July 31, when the accident occurred.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the motorcycle was traveling east on County Highway 16 when it apparently veered off of the roadway into the ditch and entered a sunflower field where the Bekkerus fell off. The motorcycle also continued on a short distance following his ejection. A passerby then noticed the motorcycle in the field and contacted emergency services.

Bekkerus was located and transported to Essential Health for treatment, but succumbed to his injuries and later passed away.