Northeast South Dakota man faces charges in double fatality crash in North Dakota

May 31, 2022

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man is facing charges of leaving the scene of a double fatality crash after his pickup rear-ended a motorcycle with two people aboard in southeastern North Dakota.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened at 11 p.m. Saturday on a highway about 6 miles west of Hankinson.

The two people on the motorcycle, a 45-year-old man and 40-year-old woman, died at the scene. Both were residents of Wyndmere, North Dakota.

The patrol says the pickup driver, a 41-year-old man from Veblen, South Dakota, fled on foot and was apprehended a few hours later.