BARNES COUNTY, N.D. (trfnews.i234.me) – A Finley man is dead after his motorcycle collided with a semi near Pillsbury, which is about 30 minutes north of Valley City.
The crash happened on Highway 26 just before 8 p.m. Friday.
The motorcycle and the semi were both traveling on the highway but in opposite directions each other.
A North Dakota Highway Patrol report states that 51-year-old Dustin Miraldi, the motorcyclist lost control as both vehicles approached Highway 32.
The bike then overturned sliding into the opposite lane and striking head-on into the semi.
The motorcyclist was ejected due to the crash and the semi entered a ditch with the motorcycle stuck underneath.
The semi later became engulfed in flames causing it to burn up.
The driver of the semi, a 41-year-old Brady Jorissen of Rogers, ND, was not hurt.