UPDATE: Driver dies after rolling vehicle on Highway 2

Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 9:42 AM CST
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NEAR NIAGRA, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Update 1/19/21: The driver in this accident, 74-year-old John Gustafson, has died. The crash remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.

Original story: Two people were taken to the hospital following a rollover just after 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 12.

North Dakota Highway Patrol says 74-year-old John Gustafson of Rugby was driving an SUV east on Highway 2 near mile marker 322 when he lost control of the vehicle due to the icy roads. The SUV slid off the road into a ditch where it overturned. He sustained serious injuries.

An 89-year-old woman, Laverne Gustafson of Rugby, was also in the vehicle and authorities say she sustained minor injuries. Both of the occupants we wearing their seatbelts.

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