OAKES, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a man who was killed in a rollover late Monday night near Oakes.
63 year-old Walter Tatum Jr. of Crystal City, Texas was traveling North of 111th Avenue SE, roughly one-half mile south of Highway 11. Tatum failed to maintain control of his vehicle on the gravel road, left the roadway and over-corrected. The Yukon rolled from the roadway into the west ditch.
Tatum was transported to CHI Oakes Hospital for medical treatment, where he passed away.
The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. They were assisted by the Dickey County Sheriff’s office, Oakes Police Department, and Oakes Fire and Rescue.