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Update: Man Arrested After Fleeing Oakes Crash

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Courtesy: The Oakes Times Courtesy: The Oakes Times
Gabriel Ekstrom Gabriel Ekstrom

UPDATE

A Fargo man who fled an multi-vehicle injury crash near Oakes, North Dakota has been arrested, a day after he fled the scene on foot. Authorities started looking for 37-year old Gabriel Eckstrom after he ran into a cornfield.

Sergeant County Sheriff Travis Paeper says tips from the public led authorities to a motel in Oakes where Eckstrom was arrested late Thursday morning. Eckstrom walked 7 miles into town Wednesday night and checked in under an alias.

The Highway Patrol says Eckstrom was driving a pickup that ran a stop sign and collided with another vehicle, injuring 3 people. Eckstrom was also injured and taken to the Oakes Hospital. His injuries are not serious.

Charges are pending that include a felony charge of Leaving the Scene of an Injury Crash, misdemeanor charges of Driving Under Suspension, Aggravated Reckless Driving and Eluding.  He was transported to the Barnes County Jail.

ORIGINAL STORY

Oakes, N.D. - North Dakota authorities are looking for the driver of a company truck from Hickson, North Dakota, who ran away from a crash north of Oakes and might be hiding in a corn field.

Three people were injured in the two-vehicle crash that happened around 11:30 Wednesday morning at the intersection of Highway 1 and Dickey County Road 1. Sgt. Bryan Niewind says Gabriel Ekstrom failed to stop at the intersection, causing the crash, and then ran into a field.

Sergeant Troy Hischer with the North Dakota Highway Patrol says Ekstrom was apparently spotted in a different corn field around 5:00 p.m. But as of 5:30 p.m.  Has not been located.

The driver of the other vehicle, and two passengers in the truck were injured and taken to the Oakes community hospital.  It's unclear if the man on the run is injured, but Hischer says he is a non-violent offender.

Anyone with information regarding the man is asked to call local law enforcement.

 

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