RIVERDALE, N.D. — Authorities have identified the teenage driver who died Monday, June 7, in a crash on Highway 200 crossing the Garrison Dam.
Brandon Krehlik, 17, of Riverdale, was driving a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix east on the dam crossing at about 4:40 p.m. when he moved into the westbound lane while passing another vehicle, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.
He lost control of the car and began to spin into the scenic overlook parking area on the crossing, the patrol said.
A westbound Lincoln Sedan driven by Kevin Bartsch, 32, of Coleharbor, N.D., attempted to avoid the Pontiac but struck its side in the parking area. Both vehicles came to rest in the parking area of the overlook.
Bartsch was transported to Sanford Health in Bismarck with injuries. Krehlik, who was ejected from his vehicle, died at the scene, according to highway patrol.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.