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Man killed in Tolna crash identified

William J. Hazen, 60, Middlesex, Pennsylvania, was identified Monday as the man killed Saturday in a rollover crash near Tolna, N.D., according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

The crash happened at 11 p.m. Saturday on Nelson County Road 24, 1 3/4 miles west of Tolna.

The patrol said Hazen was driving a 1991 GMC pickup west on the gravel county road when the pickup failed to negotiate a curve in the road and entered the north ditch. Hazen overcorrected, the vehicle came out of the ditch, and he lost control of the pickup. The vehicle went into the ditch again and rolled into a slough. Hazen was ejected from the vehicle and later pronounced dead at the scene, the patrol said.

Hazen was not wearing a seat belt.

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, Tolna Ambulance and Fire along with the patrol responded to the scene.

The pickup was totaled. The crash remains under investigation by the patrol.