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Man killed in Oakes rollover identified

The name of a Texas man who died in a single-car rollover crash Monday near Oakes, was released Wednesday by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Walter Tatum Jr., 63, of Crystal City, Texas, died at CHI Oakes Hospital following an 11:45 p.m. crash about 2.5 miles south of Oakes. Tatum was driving a 2001 GMC Yukon north on 111th Avenue Southeast when he lost control of the vehicle on the gravel road approximately half a mile south of the N.D. Highway 11 intersection and the vehicle rolled into the ditch.

Tatum was not wearing a seat belt. The North Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.