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UPDATE: Man identified in fatal Rolette County crash that seriously injured four others

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Published: Sep. 13, 2021 at 6:42 PM CDT
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ROLETTE COUNTY, N.D. – (UPDATE 9/14 at 10 a.m.): State patrol has released the name of the Belcourt man who died in a traffic accident Monday morning.

44-year-old Nathan Yoder died from his injuries in a head-on crash east of Rolla.

Yoder was headed east on Highway 281 when he tried to overtake a vehicle attempting a left turn, and collided head-on with another vehicle.

His three passengers, including two juveniles, and the westbound driver, all suffered serious injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY: The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a 44-year-old Belcourt man was killed and four others suffered serious injuries in a crash Monday morning on Highway 281 just east of Rolla.

Investigators said a driver was headed east on Highway 281 just after 8 a.m. when he tried to overtake a vehicle attempting a left turn, and collided head-on with another vehicle.

The eastbound driver was killed. The victim’s name will be released after next of kin are notified.

All occupants had to be extricated due to the damage to the vehicles.

The crash remains under investigation.

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