Fatal motorcycle crash in Bemidji

On June 2 2023 at 7:30PM,  Bemidji Police Officers responded to crash involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle at the intersection of Bemidji Ave and 2nd St NW. 

The crash between the 2015 Ford F150 was driven by Duane White, and a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Shaye Terrill-Yaklich. 

Officers spoke with witnesses and passengers in White’s vehicle who stated that the motorcycle driven by Terrill-Yaklich had entered the intersection at an alleged high rate of speed and struck the side of White’s vehicle. 

Terrill-Yaklich was pronounced deceased on scene by EMS and Fire Dept staff. 

The Bemidji Police Department was assisted by the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, MN State Patrol, Bemidji Ambulance Service and Bemidji Fire Department.

The case remains under investigation by the Bemidji Police Department and MN State Patrol.