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Fatal Hit and Run

The Dakotan
 July 12, 2022

On July 12 at approximately 4:10 a.m., one person was killed in a two-vehicle, hit-and-run crash on I-94 just east of the Oriska Rest Area, along the westbound roadway.  

A 2005 Dodge Ram, towing a U-Haul flatbed car trailer, was westbound in the right lane. While traveling westbound, the trailer and Dodge Ram were rear-ended by a 2017 GMC Sierra. After the collision, the Dodge and trailer entered the median and rolled.  

A 14-year-old female passenger in the Dodge was unrestrained and was ejected during the rollover. The other two occupants of the Dodge remained in the vehicle. After striking the Dodge, the GMC fled the crash scene.  

Evidence on scene allowed law enforcement to identify the GMC involved in the crash. Law enforcement placed a BOLO, Be on the lookout, out for the GMC. The GMC was located later in the morning in Jamestown by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The GMC was impounded and the driver, Wyatt Staloch, 26, Jamestown, was detained.  

Staloch was arrested for Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Crash, a B Felony. He was transported to Stutsman County Corrections for this charge. Staloch was not injured in the crash.  

A 42-year-old female from Hazen was killed in the crash. The 14-year-old female passenger and 46-year-old female driver of the Dodge, both from Hazen, were both transported to Sanford Hospital in Fargo for their injuries.  

Names of the injured parties and the fatal victim will be released on July 13. The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patro

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