Minot woman dies in crash in rural Rolette County

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal

Sergeant Robert Kennedy of the North Dakota Highway Patrol reports that at approximately 11:37 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 a 75-year old female driving a 1997 Oldsmobile died from injuries sustained in an accident due to icy conditions.

The incident occurred on ND Highway 66 approximately seven miles west of Rolette.

According to the HP report the Oldsmobile was traveling west bound on the highway from the Belcourt area to her home in Minot when she entered the north ditch of the highway due to icy conditions.

While attempting to correct her actions she slid across the roadway entering the east bound lane of travel where she was struck by the east bound traveling vehicle, a 2006 Toyota, on her passenger door. The second vehicle was en route to their residence in Rolette from the Bottineau area. Both vehicles came to rest in the south ditch. The driver of vehicle No. 1 was deceased at the scene.

The driver, a 58-year old man and passenger, an 18-year old female, from vehicle No. 2 were transported to the Rugby Hospital where they were treated and released.

Everyone was using their seatbelts in this incident.

The accident is still under investigation by the NDHP.