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Truck sought in fatal hit-and-run: Texas man ID’d as hit-and-run victim

BISMARCK — A Texas man has been identified as the victim of Wednesday’s fatal hit-and-run on a highway in central North Dakota, according to authorities.

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Carlos Price, 51, of Houston was driving south on N.D. Highway 14 with a female passenger about 2:30 a.m. when he failed to stop for a stop sign at a T-intersection with U.S. 52 west of Drake and crashed into a slough, partially submerging the passenger car, North Dakota Highway Patrol Capt. Gary Orluck said.

Price left his vehicle and was walking on U.S. 52 trying to flag down passing motorists for help when a truck struck him and left the scene, about 50 miles southeast of Minot. Debris found at the site indicate a two-toned white and maroon or red 2007 Volvo semitrailer.

The woman had been sleeping in the car and woke up when it hit the water, Orluck said. She was able to get out and was not injured, and she did not witness the hit-and-run, he said.

Authorities are continuing their search for the semitrailer and its driver.

“As of this time we’ve gotten a couple of leads. We’re not sure either one is going to pan out as far as identifying the driver,” Orluck said. “(He) could very well be out of the state or (in) Canada.”

Orluck said Price had been living and working for a rancher in the Towner area.