Minn. man who died in crash identifiedThe North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the Minnesota resident who died Sunday in a two-vehicle crash in Traill County, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.
By: By Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the Minnesota resident who died Sunday in a two-vehicle crash in Traill County, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.
The patrol said Dennis Lee Johnson, 63, Cedar, Minn., was southbound on Interstate 29 in a 1999 Ford Explorer at about 3 p.m. He apparently lost control of the vehicle on the wet, scattered slippery road surface while passing a southbound 2013 Volvo tractor/trailer being driven by Kevin M. Fogarty, 43, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The patrol said after the Ford struck the side of the trailer it was apparently struck by the rear trailer tires, then entered the median and overturned, ejecting Johnson. He was not wearing a seat belt.
Fogarty was wearing a seat belt and wasn’t injured, the patrol said.
The Ford Explorer was totaled.
Responding to the crash in addition to the patrol were the Traill County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsboro Police Department and Hillsboro Fire and Ambulance.
The crash remains under investigation, the patrol said.