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Motorcyclist treated for non-life-threatening injuries after crash on Tuesday

The driver of the motorcycle is identified as 20-year-old Blake Krpan of Logansport, Indiana, and the driver of the SUV is identified as 20-year-old Adam Hanson of Grand Forks.

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GRAND FORKS — Two people involved in a motorcycle-vehicle crash Tuesday evening, May 4, have been identified.

The driver of the motorcycle is identified as 20-year-old Blake Krpan of Logansport, Indiana, and the driver of the Jeep is identified as 20-year-old Adam Hanson of Grand Forks.

Krpan was transported to Altru with apparent non-life-threatening injuries and was cited for care required, according to a news release from the Grand Forks Police Department. Hanson was not injured and was cited for failure to yield at a controlled intersection.

The crash happened at the intersection of North Columbia Road and Second Avenue North.

According to a news release, initial investigation of the accident revealed that Hanson, driving a 1993 Jeep Cherokee northbound on Columbia Road, attempted to make a westbound turn onto Second Avenue North. While making this turn, Krpan, driving a 2018 Kawasaki ZX6 traveling southbound on Columbia Road, struck the Jeep in the passenger side.

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Krpan was thrown from his motorcycle and was transported to Altru hospital for his injuries.

The Grand Forks Police Department was also assisted by the Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department, University of North Dakota Police Department, Grand Forks Fire Department and Altru Health Systems.

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Meghan Arbegast grew up in Security-Widefield, Colorado. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from North Dakota State University in Fargo, in 2021.

Arbegast wrote for The Spectrum, NDSU's student newspaper, for three years and was Head News Editor for two years. She was an intern with University Relations her last two semesters of college.

Arbegast covers news pertaining to the city of Grand Forks/East Grand Forks including city hall coverage.

Readers can reach Arbegast at 701-780-1267 or MArbegast@gfherald.com.

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