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Pedestrian Struck Dead Near Minot

The Dakotan
 August 9, 2022

August 8, 2022     

Ward County Fatality Pedestrian Crash

What: Fatality 

Where: U.S. #83 MP 192 – 7 miles south of Minot, ND

When: Aug. 7th, 2022 – 10:10 PM

Road Conditions: Good

Crash Involvement: Vehicle/Pedestrian

Agencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Ward County S.O., Community ambulance

Vehicle No. 1:         2008 Hummer

Driver No. 1:           Yvonne Wollemann – 58 years old – Watford City, ND

Restraints:  Seatbelt being used

Charges:      None

Passenger No. 1: Wilder Alvarado – 41 years old – Los Angeles, CA

Restraints:  Seatbelt being worn

Pedestrian: Ryne Allen Darvis

Hometown: Plentywood, MT

Gender/Age:           Male – 36 years of age

Injury:          Fatal

NARRATIVE: Vehicle #1 was northbound on US 83 enroute from Watford City, ND to Minot, ND.  The vehicle was traveling in the left lane of US #83.  Both the driver and the front seat passenger were wearing their seatbelts.  The vehicle came upon a pedestrian in the middle of the left lane and could not avoid striking him with the front of the vehicle.  The vehicle struck the pedestrian and then came to rest facing northbound on the shoulder of the roadway.  The pedestrian came to rest in the left lane along the center median.  The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.  The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. 

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