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Walhalla man, 53, dies in fiery crash in far northeast ND


WALHALLA, N.D. -- A Walhalla man died in a fiery single-vehicle rollover crash in Pembina County Wednesday.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the 53-year-old driver was traveling east on County Road 1 about 4 miles southeast of Walhalla about 2 p.m. when he failed to follow a curve in the road. When he tried to correct, he lost control of his 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, drove in the south ditch and was ejected.

Upon coming to rest in the ditch, the vehicle caught fire and burned, said the Patrol.

The man was taken by ambulance to Pembina County Memorial Hospital in Cavalier, N.D., where he died, according to the Patrol.

Authorities are withholding the victim’s name while family is being notified.