Wind gust causes motorcycle crash in northern valley

An unusual motorcycle crash injured a man in the northern valley.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a strong gust of wind blew a driver onto loose gravel on the shoulder of a road near Niagra Tuesday afternoon. Twenty-three-old Cole Cavanaugh of Devils Lake then lost control of his bike, rolled in the ditch and was thrown from the motorcycle.

He was treated at the Grand Forks hospital and cited for not having a motorcycle license.