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Woman killed in car accident identified

A New Salem woman that was killed in a car accident Wednesday afternoon has been identified.

Betty Starck, 77, was driving northbound along Morton County Road 85 near 44th Avenue when she took a curve and ended up in a ditch on the east side of the road. Her 2005 Buick LeSabre hit an approach and came to a stop in a field facing north.

New Salem Ambulance transported Starck to Sanford Hospital in Bismarck, where she was pronounced dead.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol and Morton County Sheriff’s office are investigating the crash. The road at the time of the crash was dry and the weather was clear, Highway Patrol Sgt. Dan Haugen said.