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Published October 01 2010

NEW DETAILS: Second victim dies in fatal south Fargo motorcycle crash

FARGO - A second victim has died as a result of a motorcycle-bus crash Thursday night in south Fargo.

Merlina Ibralic, 26, who was a passenger on the motorcycle, died at Essentia Health about 2 p.m. today, hospital spokeswoman Kris Olson said.

Her husband, Salih Ibralic, 31, of Fargo, who was driving the motorcycle, died Thursday.

The accident occurred about 7:40 p.m. at the intersection of 28th Street and 32nd Avenue South.

A First United Methodist bus driven by Kathleen Johnson, 51, of Fargo, was attempting to turn into the Carlson Library when the westbound motorcycle struck the bus, Fargo Police Sgt. Mark Lykken stated in a news release

The bus driver was uninjured. A third person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police said they heard conflicting stories of whether or not the light was red when the motorcycle passed through the intersection, striking the bus.

Police are reconstructing the scene, but results may take several days.