Hensler man dies in rolloverA Hensler, N.D., man was killed Saturday morning in a rollover crash in rural Oliver County, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
A Hensler, N.D., man was killed Saturday morning in a rollover crash in rural Oliver County, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The patrol said Russell V. Smith, 34, Washburn, N.D., was driving a 2001 Ford F-250 extended-cab pickup at 5:20 a.m. about 4 miles west of Hensler in a pasture owned by his family. Locke H. Smith, 43, Hensler, was a passenger in the truck. They had stopped to check on some horses and were heading back to the road over rough terrain when the vehicle overturned and came to rest in a slough.
Locke Smith could not pull himself out of the truck and died at the scene. He had not been wearing a seat belt. His body was recovered by extraction personnel of the Washburn Fire/Rescue Squad.
Russell Smith was injured in the crash and was transported to Med Center One, Bismarck. He had been wearing a seat belt.
The patrol said the crash was not located until it was reported at 3:53 p.m. Sunday.