UPDATE: Killdeer woman fatally struck by vehicle on Highway 22
A 73-year-old Killdeer woman was hit by a pickup truck Monday evening as she attempted to cross the road to help a fellow motorist change a flat tire. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 73-year-old female pedestrian was struck by a pickup truck at around 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 4 miles north of Killdeer on Highway 22. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Warren Jensen, 58, of Berthold, was the driver of a 2017 Chevy Silverado traveling northbound on Highway 22 from Killdeer to Berthold and approached a motorist stopped on the northbound shoulder changing a flat tire. Elaine Fettig, of Killdeer, parked her vehicle on the southbound shoulder to assist the motorist in changing their tire. As Fettig started to cross the highway, Jensen struck the her and she came to rest in the northbound lane.
According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Jensen was wearing his seatbelt when the incident occurred and suffered no injuries during the collision. Following the incident, Jensen pulled his vehicle over to the shoulder.
The press release also indicated that road conditions were dry, with reduced visibility as it was dark, cloudy and past sunset.
The case remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office, West Dunn Fire District and Killdeer Area Ambulance were also dispatched to the scene.