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Two people identified who died in motorcycle crash in Minot

MINOT — Minot police have identified the two people killed early Thursday after a motorcycle they were riding struck a tree in Minot.

Tanner Platt, 21, of LaPorte, Minn., and Kaitlyn Bacon, also 21, of Minot, were ejected from the motorcycle after it left the roadway and hit a tree.

Police reported that witnesses saw the driver, Platt, traveling north about 12:40 a.m. on 16 Street Northwest toward Golden Valley Lane at a high rate of speed. Both Platt and Bacon died at the scene, police said.

The victims were not wearing helmets, police said.

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