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Driver who died in southeast North Dakota crash identified

OAKES, N.D. — A Crystal City, Texas, man who died from injuries sustained in a crash south of Oakes has been identified by North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Walter Tatum Jr., 63, was the only person inside a 2001 GMC Yukon when it crashed on 111th Avenue Southeast about 11:45 p.m. on Monday, May 13.

The Highway Patrol said in a release it believes Tatum rolled the vehicle after he lost control on the gravel road and overcorrected his steering.

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