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Watford City man dies in semi truck rollover

A 59-year-old Watford City man died in a rollover crash 16 miles south of his hometown Tuesday morning, according to information the North Dakota Highway Patrol release Wednesday.

The Highway Patrol and the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office investigated the crash that killed Ronald Waters at approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday when roads were icy, and it was cloudy and snowing.

Waters was driving a 2011 Kenworth Straight Truck on McKenzie County 27 on a gravel road 3 miles east on the Long X Road. He was traveling east and came to a hillcrest with a curve and failed to negotiate the turn and went into the south ditch. The vehicle rolled and came to a rest facing northwest on its passenger side. The vehicle was totaled.

Waters was not wearing his seatbelt.

Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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