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North Dakota Highway Patrol identifies sugarbeet hauler who died in crash near Reynolds

Robert Lutovsky was driving a 2007 International Harvester straight truck loaded with sugarbeets when the vehicle left the roadway and entered the south ditch, where it struck an approach, partially tipped over and caught fire, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.

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REYNOLDS, N.D. — The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the man who died Saturday, Oct. 23, in a fatal crash near Reynolds, North Dakota, while driving a sugarbeet truck as Robert Lutovsky.

Lutovsky, 73, of Grand Forks, died in the single-vehicle crash on Eagle Avenue, about 2.5 miles west of Reynolds, at 7:20 p.m. Saturday, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Lutovsky was driving a 2007 International Harvester straight truck loaded with sugarbeets when the vehicle left the road and entered the south ditch, where it struck an approach, partially tipped over and caught fire, the patrol said.

Lutovsky died at the scene.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol, Grand Forks and Traill County sheriff's offices, Reynolds Fire and Rescue, West Traill Emergency Services and Altru Ambulance responded to the scene.

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Driving conditions were good and weather conditions were clear at the time of the crash. The highway patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.

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