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Two separate ATV crashes within 10 minutes kill two brothers in North Dakota

2019-09-09

An evening ride to a North Dakota farm ended in tragedy for two brothers last week.

Police said a 47-year-old man fatally crashed his ATV on Friday while searching for his younger brother, who was killed in a separate ATV rollover just 10 minutes earlier.

The men were not wearing helmets and had been drinking before crashing their own 2014 Arctic Cat ATVs in a rural area of Barnes County, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Authorities said 43-year-old Kyle Foster, of Tucson, Ariz., lost control of his vehicle about 7:30 p.m. and rolled it into a slough near Eckleson — about 100 miles east of the state capital of Bismarck.

Jeremie Foster, of Fargo, N.D., was traveling ahead and made it to the farm, but he soon turned around and began retracing his path to find his younger sibling, officials said in a news release. While searching for his brother around 7:40 p.m., Jeremie Foster lost control of his ATV and rolled it into a ditch.

Kyle Foster was pronounced dead at the scene and his older brother died in route to the hospital, according to the release.

The accidents are under investigation, but authorities said alcohol was a factor in both crashes.