VERONA, N.D. (NDHP) – The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a Valley City man died following a crash on Highway 1 eight miles north of Verona on Thursday, May 25th.
According to the report, at 8:11 am, a 1999 Kenworth semi-truck with a belly dump trailer was northbound on Highway 1 in LaMoure County with a load of rock. A 2019 Dodge Ram, driven by a 58 year-old male from Valley City, ND, was driving southbound approaching the Kenworth. As the two vehicles neared each other, the belly dump trailer released its load of rock onto the roadway. A loose rock from this load struck the windshield of the Dodge, passing through the windshield striking the driver.
The driver of the Dodge was treated by Oakes and Lamoure Ambulance Services. The driver of the Dodge was transported to Oakes Hospital where he later died from injuries sustained in the crash. The passenger in the Dodge, Gary Engstrom, was injured. The driver of the Kenworth, Lyle Hanson was also uninjured. The crash remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.