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Law Report: Semi crash hospitalizes Dickinson man; Stark County deputy fired

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Semi crash hospitalizes Dickinson man

A 33-year-old Dickinson man was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital on Thursday afternoon following a crash on Interstate 94, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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Christopher Dschaak was driving a 1990 Kenworth semi east from near Fryburg when a tire blew out four miles west of Dickinson, according to a NDHP press release.

Dschaak swerved and struck the north side of the median and crossed over the westbound lanes of I-94 and rolled. He was ejected from the vehicle.

The semi blocked the driver's side westbound lane of I-94, which was closed for about 30 minutes while the scene was cleaned up, according to the release.

Stark County deputy fired

A Stark County deputy was fired and his laptop is being evaluated, officials said Thursday.

Nathan Morten, who began working at the Stark County Sheriff's Office on March 12, was let go May 10.

"He did not pass his field training period because of a department policy violation," Sheriff Clarence Tuhy said. "I've got no other comments."

The matter has been turned over to the state Bureau of Criminal Investigations, said Tom Henning, Stark County state's attorney.

"A laptop computer was seized and turned over for analysis," Henning said. "There continues to be an investigation because we are awaiting the results of the evaluation."

No charges have been filed against Morten, he added.

Morten does not have a listed phone number.

Ashley Martin

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