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Men that died in car accident with cow identified

MANDAREE - Two men that died Friday night after their car hit a cow have been identified, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Kaleb Newel Steed of Mountain Home, Idaho, was driving eastbound on BIA 12, approximately 12 miles east of Mandaree. He was driving from Elmer’s Point to Skunk Bay when he struck a black cow with his 1993 Honda Civic. The vehicle overturned multiple times and came to rest on the wheels, according to the release.

Steed, 27, was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Highway Patrol. Jake Alexander Holm, 19, of St. George, Utah, was wearing his seatbelt. He was also pronounced dead at the scene.

The release did not state the condition of the cow.

The Highway Patrol did not release the names of the individuals pending notification of family.

The crash remains under investigation.

April Baumgarten
April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, as the news editor. She works with a team of talented journalists and editors, who strive to give the Grand Forks area the quality news readers deserve to know. Baumgarten grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family continues to raise registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college,  she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as the Dickinson city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.