Pedestrian/Vehicle Crash Injures Man
Posted by KSJB News on 8/8/2017 5:58:00 AM.


WAHPETON, 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.
 
Kiefer had 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.

Kiefer sustained serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge and then via Life Flight to Essentia Hospital in Fargo.

Holthusen was uninjured.

The crash remains under investigation.



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