Authorities identify crash victimsAuthorities identified Monday an 87-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy killed in separate auto accidents in the area Sunday.
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Authorities identified Monday an 87-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy killed in separate auto accidents in the area Sunday.
Alvin Miskavige, 87, Minto, N.D., was killed Sunday afternoon in a two-car crash north of Grand Forks on North Washington Street where it runs under Interstate 29.
According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Casmer Miskavige, 83, also of Minto, was driving a 2010 Chevy south on I-29 and exited to get on North Washington about a mile north and east of the U.S. Highway 2 exit at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
The vehicle failed to yield at a stop sign and pulled out in front of a 1999 Chevy northbound on North Washington driven by Juan Mata Jr., 19, Mekinock, N.D.
Mata’s vehicle collided with the driver’s side of Miskavige’s vehicle, pushing it into the northeastern ditch of Washington. Mata’s vehicle ended in the southeastern side ditch of Washington just on the west side of the I-29 overpass.
Alvin Miskavige was pronounced dead at Altru Hospital, authorities said. Casmer Miskavige also was injured and was listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Altru Hospital on Monday evening.
Mata was not seriously injured and was not treated at Altru. All three men were wearing seat belts.
A 15-year-old boy from rural Hoople, N.D., was killed Sunday afternoon when his mini-bike drove in front of a car on state Highway 18 in Walsh County.
According to the patrol, Christopher Myhre was driving a Baha Sport mini-bike on Walsh County Road 1A about 2:35 p.m. Sunday, eastbound from Hoople to his home. He failed to yield when he crossed Highway 18 about one mile east of Hoople and was struck by a southbound 1998 Oldsmobile driven by Bill Bennett, 35, Cavalier, N.D.
Myhre was thrown from the mini-bike and later pronounced dead at the scene, the patrol said.
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