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Published July 18 2010

Drayton man killed in motorcycle accident

A 55-year-old Drayton, N.D., man was killed Saturday when he lost control of his motorcycle near Pembina, N.D.

The man was traveling westbound on Pembina County Road 55 around 3:25 p.m. Saturday when he lost control on a curve in the road and crashed into a ditch, striking a culvert.

Both he and a 24-year-old Grand Forks woman were ejected from the motorcycle and taken by ambulance to Pembina County Memorial Hospital in Cavalier, where the driver was pronounced dead.

The female passenger was listed in stable condition.

The crash is still under investigation. Neither the driver nor passenger was wearing a helmet.