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Woman killed when vehicle rolls unexpectedly

WILLISTON - A 69-year-old Williston woman died Monday when a utility vehicle rolled downhill when she attempted to get in the vehicle, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.

WILLISTON – A 69-year-old Williston woman died Monday when a utility vehicle rolled downhill when she attempted to get in the vehicle, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.

 

Kathleen Hovde was found between a wooden fence post and a John Deere Gator 4x4 about 2:10 p.m. Monday about 15 miles east of Williston and a half-mile south of N.D. Highway 1804.

 

Authorities believe the vehicle was parked and rolled downhill when Hovde attempted to get back in the vehicle, the Highway Patrol said. The vehicle was found in neutral with the ignition key in the on position.

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