Published September 19, 2022

Driver Charged in Street Dance Death 

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McHenry Pedestrian Fatality Update  

What: Fatality  

Where: Jones and Hohneck street (City of McHenry)  

When: September18th 2022 at 255 AM  

Road Conditions: Good  

Weather Conditions: Cloudy  

Crash Involvement: Pedestrian  

Type of Crash: Head on  

Agencies Involved: NDHP, Foster County Sheriff’s Department, Carrington PD, ND BCI  

Vehicle No. 1:2003 Ford Explorer  

Driver No. 1: Shannon Brandt 41-year-old male of McHenry, ND (Not injured)  

Restraints: unknown  

Charges: Criminal Vehicular Homicide, Leaving the scene of a crash involving a death  

Pedestrian: Cayler Ellingson  

Hometown: Grace City Gender/Age: Male-18  

Injury: Fatal  

NARRATIVE: On September 18th, 2022, a street dance was occurring in the city of McHenry located in Foster County. At approximately 2:55 AM a Ford Explorer being operated by Shannon Brandt struck a pedestrian walking on Jones Street directly east of Hohneck street in the city of McHenry. The pedestrian Cayler Ellingson sustained serious injuries and was transported to the Carrington hospital by ambulance. Ellingson later died from injuries sustained in the collision. 

The North Dakota Highway Patrol, and the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal investigations are investigating the circumstances and events that led up to the death of Ellingson. Brandt was charged with DUI related Vehicular Homicide and leaving the scene of a crash involving a fatality. Further charges may be considered pending the ongoing investigation

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