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.


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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