1 killed in 1-vehicle rollover near MinotThe first significant winter system of the season to hit the area Friday wreaked havoc on southwest North Dakota roads well into Saturday.
By: Betsy Simon, The Dickinson Press
The first significant winter system of the season to hit the area Friday wreaked havoc on southwest North Dakota roads well into Saturday.
Between 6 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday, the Dickinson Police Department reported nine minor accidents, bringing accident totals in the city to about two dozen in less than 24 hours.
As of 9 a.m. Saturday, the North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol had lifted a no-travel advisory for the western and south-central parts of the state, according to a press release. At 4:10 p.m., a no-travel advisory was issued for Bismarck and at 5:35 p.m., a no-travel advisory was issued for Devils Lake. A travel alert remained in effect for Dickinson, Williston, Minot, Jamestown, Valley City and Grand Forks.
The roads proved to be deadly in McLean County around 3 p.m. Friday when a 2008 Dodge Ram Quad was involved in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 83 near Minot, according to a report by the Minot-based North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The truck, driven by 31-year-old Daniel Olmedo, Bismarck, was traveling south on Highway 83 on the way to Bismarck when Olmedo lost control and slid into the median, rolling over multiple times before the vehicle came to rest on its wheels facing northeast in the northbound lanes.
Olmedo was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected, landing in the left lane of the northbound lanes.
He was transported to Garrison Hospital and transferred to Trinity Medical Center in Minot, where he later died.
Garrison Fire Department, Max/Garrison Ambulance, the NDHP and a McLean County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the accident.