Two Williams County men were killed and a third was injured in three separate motorcycle crashes over the weekend.

Two crashes occurred Saturday — one near Watford City and one near Epping — and one happened Sunday near Springbrook.

Around 4:39 p.m. Saturday, Dana O’Dell, 49, of Williston, was riding a 2011 Harley Davidson west on 35th Street Northwest about 8 miles north of Watford City, when he lost control on a right-hand curve, according to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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O’Dell was thrown from the motorcycle and died on the scene.

Later Saturday, around 11:30 p.m., Paul Sagaser, 65, of Epping, was killed when he was struck by a train.

Sagaser was crossing a set of railroad tracks on Williams County Road 8, about 1 1/2 mile east of Epping, when he crashed, according to the NDHP. Law enforcement officials believe the front wheel of his 1981 Harley Davidson got stuck between the track and a railroad tie.

The engineer and conductor of an eastbound train saw Sagaser trying to free the bike, but were unable to stop in time.

Sagaser was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The third crash happened around 4:40 p.m. Sunday.

Kyle Harris, 46, of Williston, was traveling west on Williams County Road 6 in Springbrook when his 2013 Harley Davidson ran off into a ditch, according to the NDHP. Harris was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained serious injuries.

He was flown to Trinity Hospital in Minot and was charged with drunken driving.


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