WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man is facing charges of leaving the scene of a double fatality crash after his pickup rear-ended a motorcycle with two people aboard in southeastern North Dakota.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened at 11 p.m. Saturday on a highway about 6 miles west of Hankinson and 6 miles east of Lidgerwood.

The two people on the motorcycle, a 45-year-old man and 40-year-old woman, died at the scene. Both of them are residents of Wyndmere, North Dakota.

The patrol says the pickup driver, a 41-year-old man from Veblen, South Dakota, fled on foot and was apprehended a few hours later. He has not been formally charged with fleeing.

The patrol says other charges are possible.

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