Man dies in car rolloverA 40-year-old Idaho man in the area working in the oilfield was killed in an accident outside of Dickinson at about 5 a.m. Saturday morning.
A 40-year-old Idaho man in the area working in the oilfield was killed in an accident outside of Dickinson at about 5 a.m. Saturday morning.
The unidentified Medimont, Idaho, man, driving a 2004 Kia Rio, left a rural Dickinson residence traveling westbound on 42nd Street Southwest en route to Killdeer.
“(He) went over to the left side of the road, brought it back onto the road and overcorrected and then back in the left side of the road again,” said Sgt. Will Vance of the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The overcorrection caused the vehicle to enter the left-side ditch, where it then rolled.
The driver was partially ejected and killed, according to a NDHP press release.
About one and a half miles east of U.S. Highway 22, four miles southeast of Dickinson, the vehicle came to a stop on the passenger side facing southeast, according to the release.
Vance said there were no witnesses.
Conditions on the gravel road were cited as normal with light rain and the driver was not wearing a seat belt.
Vance said the driver’s name will be released today.
It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a contributing factor in the accident, Vance said.
The Stark County Sheriff’s Department and the NDHP are conducting an investigation into the crash.