Fatal Vehicle Rollover in Velva

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Shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday evening, a single vehicle rollover took place in Velva, leaving one person dead.

A 24-year-old man from San Bernadino, CA was driving a 2007 Dodge Dakota was traveling east on highway 23 approximately 4 miles south of Velva, ND. The driver failed to stop at the intersection with highway 41. He crossed the intersection and drove onto a minimum maintenance road. His vehicle drove off the right shoulder of the roadway, crossed through a fence, and entered a cattle pasture. The vehicle overturned several times. The vehicle came to rest on its wheels facing south.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The driver’s name will be released on 12/17/18. The crash is currently under investigation by the NDHP.

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