ND - A Wahpeton man is hospitalized after being struck by a car while
retrieving a gas can.
Highway Patrol Captain Bryan Niewind said
Thomas Kiefer, 71, had stopped on the southbound shoulder of Hwy.
127 about three miles south of Wahpeton. He was attempting to remove
a gas can from the roadway shortly after 3 p.m. Monday.
exited his vehicle and was on foot. He walked onto the southbound
driving lane and was struck by a southbound pickup, driven by
71-year-old Myron Holthusen of Wahpeton.
sustained serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to St.
Francis Hospital in Breckenridge and then via Life Flight to Essentia
Hospital in Fargo.
crash remains under investigation.