Name released of Fargo man who died in motorcycle crash near Horace

The 75-year-old man was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol

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HORACE — Police have identified the 75-year-old Fargo man who died after falling off his motorcycle Sunday afternoon, July 31.

According to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol:

Charles Hiram Bekkerus was driving a Can-Am Spyder eastbound on County Highway 16 about 2 miles southwest of Horace when it left the road and entered the south ditch.

After driving into a sunflower field, Bekkerus fell off the motorcycle, which continued moving forward before coming to rest upright.

A passerby saw the motorcycle in the field and contacted emergency services. Bekkerus, who was wearing a helmet, was transported to Essentia Health and later died from his injuries.


The crash remains under investigation by the NDHP.

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