Watford City teen dies of injuries in one-vehicle rollover crash

Seventeen-year-old pronounced dead at Watford City hospital.

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WATFORD CITY, N.D. - A Watford City teenager died Saturday, Sept. 17, after the vehicle he was driving rolled and he was ejected, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported.

The accident occurred about 7:23 p.m. on 127th Ave. N.W. (County Road 35), about four miles north of Watford City, the Patrol reported.

According to the report:

A 17-year-old male was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on County Road 35 when the Chevrolet went out of control, entered the east ditch, and rolled.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. The Chevrolet came to rest in an adjacent field.


The driver was transported to McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, a hospital in Watford City, where he was pronounced dead.

The weather was cloudy and the road was wet. The driver was not using a seatbelt.

The crash remains under investigation.

Other agencies responding to the crash were the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, McKenzie County Rural Fire Department and McKenzie County Ambulance Service, the Patrol reported.

Helmut Schmidt is a reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead's business news team. Readers can reach him by email at, or by calling (701) 241-5583.
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