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Man airlifted after crash near Jamestown

A 20-year-old rural Jamestown man was extricated from his vehicle and transported by air ambulance after a rollover north of Jamestown early Sunday.

The accident happened at about 12:10 a.m. on U.S. Highway 52, near mile marker 263, said Deputy Damian Hoyt of Stutsman County Sheriff's Office.

The driver, whose name is not yet being released, was traveling at a high rate of speed, entered an east ditch, struck an approach, and his vehicle rolled multiple times, Hoyt said.

The Jamestown Fire Department extricated the driver from his vehicle, and he was then airlifted with possible life-threatening injuries to Sanford in Fargo, Hoyt said.

"The vehicle was destroyed," Hoyt said.

There was no one else in the vehicle.

"Alcohol was not a factor, but speed was," Hoyt said.

The crash is still under investigation by the sheriff's department and North Dakota Highway Patrol, Hoyt said.

The driver was wearing a seat belt.

The patrol, Jamestown Police Department and Jamestown Ambulance responded to the scene.