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Patrol identifies Wishek man killed in crash

The North Dakota Highway Patrol on Friday identified the 48-year-old Wishek, N.D., man who died Monday, April 29, in a head-on collision in McKenzie County.

The patrol said Delbert D. Diegel died in the three-vehicle crash that happened at 6:31 a.m. on the Highway 58 bridge eight miles north of Fairview, Mont.

The patrol said a 2015 Ram was traveling southbound on Hwy 58 across the bridge. The driver of the Ram noticed a pickup topper in the southbound lane and attempted to slow down. The Ram slid into the northbound lane of Hwy 58 due to icy road conditions on the bridge and struck the south barrier of the bridge. The Ram then struck a northbound 1994 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Diegel on Hwy 58. A 2007 Pontiac G5 was traveling behind the Ram. The driver of the Pontiac attempted to avoid the collision by steering to the right, striking the north barrier of the bridge, then continued south, striking the front bumper of the Ram.

The patrol said Diegel was not wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the Ram, Charles King, 28, Shubuta, Miss., was not injured. His passengers, Vinson Boyd, 27, Bakersfield, Calif., and Jesus Herrera, 29, Liberal, Kan., were wearing seat belts and sustained minor injuries. A third passenger, Kenneth Hough, 38, Minot, sustained minor injuries; his seat belt use was not indicated by the patrol.

The driver of the Pontiac, Jarrod Weber, 30, Sydney, Mont., was not injured and was wearing a seat belt.

The patrol is investigating the crash.