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Authorities identify ND man who died following crash

The North Dakota Highway Patrol identified a Rolla, N.D., man who died Sunday following a Saturday crash.

Don Bradley Bjugstadm, 56, died Sunday from injuries sustained Saturday when the van he was driving entered a ditch and struck trees, according to the Highway Patrol.

The crash happened at 11:15 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Ransom County Road 54 and N.D. Highway 27, nine miles east of Lisbon, N.D.

The man, whose name was not immediately released, was southbound on the county road en route to Lisbon, when the 2003 Dodge Caravan he was driving failed to stop at the stop sign intersection with N.D. Highway 27, the patrol said. The vehicle went through the intersection, entered the south ditch, vaulted and struck a thicket of trees before coming to rest.

The driver was airlifted to Essential Hospital in Fargo and died from his injuries Sunday, the patrol said. He was not wearing a seat belt.

The Dodge Caravan was totaled. The crash is under investigation, the patrol said.

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