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Child reportedly on life support after being struck by vehicle in Hettinger

Though reports were conflicting Thursday on his condition, a boy suffered life-threatening injuries after a bicycle he was riding collided with a vehicle Wednesday evening in Adams County.

Adams County State's Attorney Aaron Roseland said the boy, identified by his grandfather as Dylan Jahner was riding a bike at an "unregulated intersection" in Hettinger around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when the accident occurred.

Acting as a spokesman for Adams County, Roseland told The Press Thursday afternoon that the child had died, though he recanted his statement later in the evening, saying the information he gave earlier was based on "rumors around town."

Dylan Jahner's grandmother said he was on life support Thursday evening. Jahner had recently finished the third grade at Hettinger Elementary.

Adams County Sheriff Travis Collins deferred all questions to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, which had not released any information about the accident to The Press as of 8 p.m. Thursday.

Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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