GRAFTON, N.D. — A woman is dead and a man is seriously injured after a motorcycle crash Saturday, Sept. 28.
According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, authorities responded at 4:20 p.m. Saturday to a one-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 17 and Highway 18, about 8 miles west of Grafton.
The crash reports states that a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by James Olafson, 50, of Edinburg was driving west on Highway 17. At the intersection, Olafson took evasive action to avoid colliding with a vehicle that was turning left across the westbound lane in front of him.
The motorcycle tipped, ejecting Olafson and the passenger, Laura Zelewski, 43, from Grafton. They were not wearing helmets. Olafson was taken to a hospital in Park River with serious injuries.
Zelewski was taken to Unity Hospital in Grafton, where she died.
The crash remains under investigation.