UPDATED WITH NAMES: Two motorcyclists killed in crash with pickup in southeast North Dakota
Driver suspected of rear-ending motorcycle in Richland County fled scene on foot, according to North Dakota Highway Patrol.
HANKINSON, N.D. — A man and woman on a motorcycle were killed near here when a pickup ran into them from behind while they were slowing to turn onto another road the night of Saturday, May 28.
Corey Volesky, 45, and passenger Amber Krause Volesky, 40, both from Wyndmere, died on scene after their Harley-Davidson motorcycle was struck from behind by a Toyota Tundra pickup truck.
The motorcycle was traveling westbound on Highway 11 near mile marker 159 about six miles west of Hankinson and six miles east of Lidgerwood when around 11 p.m. it slowed to turn onto Richland County Road 3. A trailing westbound pickup, driven by 41-year-old Roberto Corona Eguiza of Veblen, S.D., ran into the motorcycle from behind. Neither motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, according to the highway patrol.
The pickup driver fled the scene on foot and was later found and arrested for leaving the scene of a fatality crash, according to the highway patrol.
Agencies assisting North Dakota Highway Patrol at the scene included the Richland County Sheriff's Department, Hankinson Fire, Lidgerwood Fire, Hankinson Ambulance, Lidgerwood Ambulance and Sanford AirMed.