Names released of two men who died in separate weekend accidents

The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the names of two men who have died in separate accidents on Saturday.

Dana O’Dell, 49, Williston, died in the rollover of his motorcycle on McKenzie County Road 10, eight miles north of Watford City.

According to a news release, the 2011 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was traveling west on the road when O’Dell failed to negotiate a right-hand curve, crossing into the eastbound lane and the motorcycle drove off the road. The motorcycle traveled about 250 feet before striking a wire fence and coming to rest. O’Dell was ejected from the motorcycle during the crash. He died at the scene. The accident happened at 4:39 p.m.

Paul Sagaser, 65, Epping, died when he was struck by a train when attempting to pull his motorcycle off the tracks on Williams County Road 8, one and a half miles east of Epping.

According to a news release, the 1981 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was traveling west on Williams County 8. Sagaser was attempting to cross a set of train tracks and crashed. He was attempting to get the motorcycle off the crossing but it is believed the front wheel was stuck between the track and the railroad tie. An eastbound train approached the crossing and the conductor and engineer observed the Sagaser was trying to pull the motorcycle off the tracks. Sagaser and the motorcycle were struck by the locomotive. He died at the scene. The accident happened at 11:30 p.m.

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