Multiple Rollovers in Region Kill 2, Injure 6
LAMOURE /TAPPEN /JAMESTOWN N.D. - Weekend accidents claimed two lives and sent several people to the hospital.
A teenage driver was killed and four passengers were injured when a pickup truck rolled over near Lamoure. An unidentified man died in a rollover near Tappen. And a rural Jamestown man may have suffered life-threatening injuries in a third rollover.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a truck heading north on a gravel road about 2 1/2 miles south of Lamoure around 7:30 a.m., Saturday went out of control, entered a ditch, went through a barbed wire fence into a pasture and overturned.
The patrol says that none of the occupants were wearing seat belts and all were thrown from the truck.
The accident killed 18-year-old Micah Wagner of Fullerton. The four passengers, Dylan Eull,21,Verona; Daniel Haugen, 18,Dickey; a 15 year old Dickey girl and a 14 year old Litchville girl, were taken by ambulance to the Oakes hospital. Their conditions and extent of injuries are not being made available.
The patrol says a pickup traveling a half mile north of Tappen early Sunday morning left the roadway for undetermined reasons, entered the ditch, struck an approach and rolled, ejecting both occupants, who were not wearing seat belts.
Scott Lindegard, 24, Hallock, MN was taken by Kidder County Ambulance to a Bismarck Hospital where his condition is not being made available. The patrol did not identify the other occupant, who died at the scene. Investigators say it remains unclear which of the men was driving the truck.
Around 12:10 a.m. Sunday, an unidentified 20-year-old Jamestown man was traveling at a high rate of speed on US Highway 52, north of Jamestown when his vehicle entered the east ditch, struck an approach and rolled several times. The Jamestown Fire Department had to extricate the man from the wreckage before he could be airlifted with possible life-threatening injuries to a Fargo hospital. The Stutsman County Sheriff's office says alcohol was not a factor, but speed was.
All three of the accidents remain under investigation.