Two people killed in Minot motorcycle crash identified

Minot Police identified two people killed when their motorcycle crashed into a tree early today as Tanner Platt, 21, of LaPorte, Minn., and Kaitlyn Bacon, 21, of Minot, formerly of Granville.

According to a police press release, the accident occurred at the intersection of Golden Valley Lane and 16th Street Northwest at 12:40 a.m.

Witnesses said the driver of the motorcycle was going north on 16th Street Northwest, approaching Golden Valley Lane at a high rate of speed, when the motorcycle left the road and struck a tree. Both Platt and Bacon were thrown from the motorcycle. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Neither of them were wearing helmets. An investigation of the crash is continuing.