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Two Brothers Die Within Minutes of Each Other in Separate Crashes

By Paula Liu

Two brothers who were driving their ATVs died in separate crashes within minutes of each other on the night of Sept. 6 in North Dakota, according to multiple reports.

The brothers, Kyle Foster, 43, and Jeremie Foster, 47, were driving their 2014 Arctic Cat ATVs from Sanborn to a rural farm located north of Eckelson, which was about 75 miles west of Fargo, according to NBC News. The North Dakota Highway Patrol officials said the journey started around 7:10 p.m.—both brothers met up in Sanborn to begin their trip.

Kyle Foster, a resident of Tucson, was the first one to lose control of his vehicle at around 7:30 p.m., while traveling westbound on 27th street, according to News Dakota. He ended up rolling his ATV into a slough on the south side of the gravel road on 27th Street SE, running between 106th and 107th Avenue SE, according to authorities at the scene, the Jamestown Sun reported. Kyle Foster was pronounced dead at the scene by Barnes County authorities.

Jeremie Foster, from Fargo, who was traveling faster and in front of his brother, arrived at the farm near Eckelson, was unaware of his brother’s accident, the Jamestown Sun reported. However, when he realized that his brother wasn’t following up behind him, he went out to look for his travel partner. While retracing his route north along 103rd Avenue in search of his brother, Jeremie Foster lost control of his ATV and ended up rolling the vehicle into a ditch along the gravel road between 29th Street and 30th Street SE, News Dakota reported.

Jeremie Foster was being transported to the Mercy Hospital in Valley City by officials who arrived at the scene, the Jamestown Sun reported. However, Jeremie Foster was pronounced dead during his trip to the hospital.

Arizona Central reported that the brothers died within 10 minutes of each other.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol, the Barnes County Sheriff’s Department, and the Barnes County Ambulance responded to the accident report and were present at both scenes.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol officials, both Kyle and Jeremie Foster were not wearing protective gear while driving their ATVs, and authorities suspected that alcohol was one the factors that contributed to their crashes and deaths, the Jamestown Sun reported.

The Jamestown Sun reported that the North Dakota Highway Patrol will be further investigating the case of the two accidents.

Traffic Accident Kills Five, Injures Seven in South Texas

In a July 20 crash, authorities reported five people were killed and seven injured in a three-vehicle accident in South Texas.

The Department of Public Safety said the crash happened around 11 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 59, 5 miles northeast of Victoria.

Sgt. Ruben San Miguel said investigators were trying to determine why a northbound van hit the left rear of a northbound semi pulling a flatbed trailer. The van then struck a southbound pickup truck.

Five people in the van died at the scene—the female driver, two men and two children. Five others, also in the van, were injured.

The pickup driver and a passenger were hospitalized in serious but stable condition. The driver of the semi was not hurt.

DPS said visibility was clear and the road was dry at the time of the accident.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.