Double tragedy as brothers die within minutes of each other in quad bike crashes

A man was killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash while searching for his brother, who had died in a similar accident minutes earlier.

Authorities says the two crashes happened about 10 minutes apart on Friday night near Eckelson in the US state of North Dakota.

According to police, each brother was driving an ATV to a farm when Kyle Foster, 43, of Tucson, Arizona, was the first to roll his quad bike into a trough.

Kyle Foster (left) and Jeremie Foster (right) died in ATV crashes. Source: Facebook

He died at the scene.

His 47-year-old brother, Jeremie Foster of Fargo, made it to the farm and then began to retrace his route to find his brother.

He lost control, rolling into a ditch, and died on the way to a hospital.

Authorities say neither brother was wearing a helmet and alcohol was a factor in both wrecks.

Both men were driving ATVs. Source: Getty, file.

Kyle Foster’s daughter paid tribute to her father on Facebook, sharing a series of photos of them together as well as one of the two brothers.

“I love and miss you daddy,” she wrote.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol are investigating the incident.

With AP

Do you have a story tip? Email:

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter, download the Yahoo News app from the App Store or Google Play and stay up to date with the latest news with Yahoo’s daily newsletter. Sign up here.