UPDATE: 11/14 – 2:07 p.m.

The Minot Police Department has released the name of the victim from the November 11 vehicle crash into the Mouse River. He has been identified as 21-year-old Tyler Rademacher, Minot.

Police say the driver of the vehicle, Brendan Rademacher, was traveling south on 8th Street NW at what investigators say was an excessive speed. As the vehicle approached the curve in the road near 5th Avenue NW, the vehicle veered off the road, went down the embankment and became submerged in the river.

The investigation is ongoing with assistance from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

UPDATE: 11/13 – 1:20 p.m.

According to affidavits, the driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Minot man Brendan Rademacher was drunk when he crashed his car into the Mouse River on Saturday night, which resulted in the death of the passenger who was in the car with him.

Documents state that first responders could smell alcohol coming from Rademacher when they responded to the crash and that he was aggressive and uncooperative with officers and hospital staff.

Rademacher and the passenger of the vehicle had been drinking earlier that night at the Capri Bar and then were kicked out of North Hill Bowl for bowling “too crazy,” according to the affidavit.

The affidavit also stated that Rademacher blew a .174 for his blood alcohol content.

Rademacher is currently being held in the Ward County Detention Center for Criminal Vehicular Homicide (Class A Felony).

ORIGINAL STORY: 11/12 – 8:08 p.m.

MINOT, N.D. (KXNET) — Minot Central Dispatch received a report of a vehicle that entered the Mouse River late Saturday evening.

According to a press release, around 11:14 p.m., Minot Police and Minot Fire responded to the report of a vehicle submerged in the Mouse River at 5th Ave & 8th St NW.

Officers arrived on the scene and discovered a man in the vehicle. They were able to bring him to shore.

Once on shore, the male driver informed first responders that one passenger remained trapped in the vehicle. At that time, the Minot Fire Department immediately began rescue operations,
extracted the trapped male from the vehicle, and brought him to shore.

Police share that, lifesaving procedures started immediately and continued en route to Trinity Emergency Room.

However, he was pronounced dead at Trinity shortly after.

His identity will not be released at this time.

The driver of the vehicle was brought to Trinity and treated for minor injuries and was subsequently arrested and charged with a Class A Felony for DUI – Criminal Vehicular Homicide.

The driver was brought to the Ward County Jail following his arrest.

The investigation of the crash is ongoing.