UPDATE: POSTED 5/30, 12:51 P.M.

The names of the individuals involved in the crash have been released by the NDHP.

The female passenger of the motorcycle who was killed in the accident has been identified as 43-year-old Leigh-Ann Tessier, from Estevan in Canada’s Saskatchewan Province

UPDATE: POSTED 5/28, 10:14 P.M.

This case has been updated to a Fatality Crash. The passenger of the motorcycle has succumbed to injuries sustained as a result of the accident.


FORTUNA, N.D. (KXNET) — Two individuals have suffered serious injuries after their motorcycle collided with a vehicle on the intersection of Highways 5 and 85 east of Fortuna.

According to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol, at approximately 4:18 p.m. on Sunday, May 23, a Ford F150 was traveling south on Divide County Road 2 when it failed to yield to a motorcycle carrying a passenger, striking the vehicle along the path.

The driver of the Ford was not hurt in the crash, but the driver and passenger of the motorcycle (a 42-year-old Male and 43-year-old Female from Estevan in Canada’s Saskatchewan Province) were thrown from the vehicle and sustained serious injuries. Both have since been transferred to Trinity Health in Minot.

The crash is currently under investigation.