Motorcycle crash in Minot kills two

Minot police identified two people killed when their motorcycle crashed into a tree early Thursday morning as Tanner C. Platt, 21, of LaPorte, Minn., and Kaitlyn T. 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 told police that a motorcycle had been traveling north on 16th Street, approaching Golden Valley Lane, at a high rate of speed, when the motorcycle left the roadway and struck a tree. Both Platt and Bacon were thrown from the motorcycle. Neither of them were wearing motorcycle helmets. They were dead at the scene.

The accident is still under investigation.