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Authorities identify motorcyclist in fatal North Dakota crash

The motorcycle was southbound on McKenzie County Road 16 when the rider failed to negotiate a curve in the road, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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CARTWRIGHT, N.D. — Officials have identified the motorcyclist who died Friday, Sept. 30, from injuries he suffered when he crashed in western North Dakota.

The motorcyclist was 45-year-old Joshua Entzel from Sidney, Montana, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

The crash happened about 8:08 p.m. Sept. 19 on McKenzie County Road 16, about 3 miles north of Cartwright.

The motorcycle was southbound on County Road 16 when it failed to negotiate a curve in the road, according to the patrol.

Entzel lost control, entered the ditch and rolled, the patrol said.

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Medics took Entzel to Sidney Health Center in Sidney, Montana. From there, he was flown to a hospital in Billings, Montana, where he died of his injuries.

Entzel was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, which remains under investigation, the patrol said.

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