Bismarck Man Killed in ATV Accident

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A Bismarck man was killed in an ATV rollover on Saturday, northeast of Martin, N.D. The driver of the ATV, 36-year-old Damon Tessmann of Goodrich, N.D, said he purposely accelerated the ATV to make it fishtail.

Tessmann lost control of the ATV, entered the ditch and overturned on a gravel roadway.

The passenger, 32-year-old Cole Weckerly of Bismarck, was partially ejected from the ATV and died at the scene.

Tessman was injured during the accident and charges are pending.