UPDATE: One killed, one seriously injured after motorcycle highway crash in Divide County

Published: May. 28, 2023 at 9:42 PM CDT

DIVIDE COUNTY, N.D. (KFYR) - UPDATE (5/30/2023 at 1 p.m.): Names of those involved in the crash have been released by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

The 43-year-old woman who passed away was Leigh-Ann Tessier. The 42-year-old motorcyclist who sustained serious injuries is Darrel Tessier.

The driver of the pickup truck who was not injured is 25-year-old Brett Engen.

UPDATE (5/28/2023 at 9:51 p.m.): North Dakota Highway Patrol reports the 43-year-old woman has passed away.

ORIGINAL STORY (5/28/2023): Two people suffered serious injuries after a highway crash Sunday around 4:18 p.m. approximately six miles east of Fortuna in Divide County, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

A 25-year-old man from Williston was driving his pickup truck south on Divide County Road 2 when he struck two people on a motorcycle traveling east on Hwy 5.

The patrol says the motorcyclist, a 42-year-old male, and his passenger, a 43-year-old woman — both from Canada — were thrown from their bike and sustained serious injuries.

An ambulance transported them to St. Luke’s Hospital in Crosby. They were then transferred to Trinity Health in Minot.

NDHP is still investigating the crash. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.