NEW SALEM, N.D. — Two people died Tuesday, Oct. 15, in separate crashes in western North Dakota.
A 26-year-old Dickinson man died in a single-vehicle rollover near New Salem, while later in the afternoon an 88-year-old man died in a two-vehicle collision near Keene.
Names were not being released Tuesday night pending notification of relatives.
In the 11:20 a.m. crash 5 miles west of New Salem, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported that the Dickinson man was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer with four other passengers when it rolled in the ditch on a gravel road coming to rest on its side.
The man, a 26-year-old woman also from Dickinson, and three children, ages 2, 3 and 6 were taken by ambulance and a Sanford helicopter to Sanford Hospital and CHI-St. Alexius in Bismarck. The woman and children were treated for minor injuries, and the driver was pronounced dead.
Later in the day, about 2:50 p.m., a 1928 International Harvester truck driven by an 88-year-old New Town man was traveling east on Highway 23 west of New Town,about 4 miles northeast of Keene, when it was struck from behind by a 2013 Kenworth semi driven by John Augsten, 58, of Griffin, Ga.
The New Town man was transported to McKenzie County Hospital in Watford City where he died.
Augsten has charges pending upon further investigation, the highway patrol said.