UPDATE: Fargo man identified in deadly northern ND crash

Published: Sep. 15, 2023 at 3:53 AM CDT
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NEAR ROLETTE, N.D. (Valley News Live) - A Fargo man is dead following a crash in northern North Dakota involving a grain trailer.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says it happened at the intersection of Co. Rd. 15 and 89th St. NE. on Thursday, Sept. 14 around 6:00 p.m. approximately three miles north of Rolette.

The crash report says a pickup driven by 30-year-old Cody Wolthuis of Fargo failed to yield at an intersection and was hit by a semi pulling a grain trailer. The pickup went into the ditch and Wolthuis was thrown from the vehicle, he was pronounced dead on scene.

The semi, driven by 25-year-old Derrek Martin, then went into the ditch and started on fire. The semi driver was rushed to the hospital for serious injuries.

Rolette County borders Canada and the city of Rolette is about 70 miles northwest of Devils Lake.