GRASSY BUTTE, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist traveling with a group of riders was killed when he swerved to avoid a vehicle that had crossed over the center line on a highway in McKenzie County.

The patrol says the 55-year-old man from Saskatchewan, Canada was traveling to Sturgis, South Dakota when the crash occurred Sunday afternoon on Highway 85.

The man was thrown from his bike after he lost control while trying to avoid the vehicle. The victim died at the scene of the crash.

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