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Multiple Accidents 

The Dakotan
 October 23, 2022
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Nelson County  

What: Injury crash  

Where: North Dakota Highway 1, mile marker 295.5, on the east edge of Lakota  

When: October 22nd at 5:50 PM CT  

Road Conditions: Good  

Weather Conditions: Cloudy  

Crash Involvement: Vehicle/Vehicle  

Type of Crash: Angle  

Agencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Lakota Fire Department, and Lakota Ambulance Service Vehicle No. 1: 2009 Nissan Versa  

Driver No. 1: Alexandra Battistoni; female; 34 years old; Lakota, ND, injured

Restraints: Unknown and passenger airbags deployed  

Charges: Failed to yield right of way  

Vehicle No. 2: 2006 Toyota 4Runner  

Driver No. 2: Jedidiah Bullard; 43 years old; Minot, ND; uninjured

Restraints: Seatbelt worn and airbags deployed  

Passenger: Juvenile male; uninjured  

Restraints: Seatbelt worn NARRATIVE: The Nissan was eastbound on US Highway 2, attempting to turn left, northbound on North Dakota Highway 1. The Toyota was westbound on US Highway 2. Battistoni failed to yield the right of way, entered the intersection, and the right side of the Nissan struck the front center of the Toyota. Battistoni was transported to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks by Lakota Ambulance Service. The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. 

Richland County DUI Injury Crash  

What: DUI Injury rollover crash  

Where: Richland County Road 8 at 72nd St SE, 6 miles north of Wahpeton, ND  

When: October 22nd, 2022, at 6:04 PM.  

Road Conditions: Normal  

Weather Conditions: Normal  

Crash Involvement: One vehicle  

Type of Crash: Ran off roadway, rollover, vehicle fire  

Agencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Sanford AirMed, Wahpeton Fire Department, Wahpeton Ambulance and Breckenridge Ambulance  

Vehicle No. 1: 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle  

Driver No. 1: 60-year-old male, Wahpeton, ND, serious injuries. Restraints: Not wearing a helmet  

Charges: DUI  

NARRATIVE: The Harley Davidson motorcycle was southbound on Richland County Road 8 at 72nd St SE. The motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway, entering the west ditch. The motorcycle rolled and caught on fire after coming to rest. The driver was immediately given CPR by the first witness to come across the crash. The driver was not wearing a helmet and suffered life threatening injuries from the crash. The driver was taken by ambulance from the scene to the Breckenridge Hospital. He was later flown to Sanford Health in Fargo by Sanford AirMed. He remains hospitalized with serious injuries. The driver was arrested for DUI. The crash remains under investigation by the NDHP. 

Ramsey County Fatal Rollover Crash  

What: One-vehicle fatality crash  

Where: ND Highway 1, mile marker 195.8, approximately 5 miles south of Nekom 

 When: October 21, 2022 at 5:38 PM CT  

Road Conditions: Good  

Weather Conditions: Cloudy  

Crash Involvement: Single Vehicle  

Type of Crash: Rollover  

Agencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, Cavalier County Sheriff’s Office, Edmore Fire Department, and Edmore Ambulance Service  

Vehicle No. 1: 1997 Chevrolet S10  

Driver No. 1: Nicole Landsem; Female; 24 years old; Edmore, ND; Fatal injuries  

Restraints: Unrestrained  

NARRATIVE: The S10 was travelling northbound on ND Highway 1 when it entered the east ditch. Landsem overcorrected and the vehicle crossed the centerline, tripped, and rolled an undetermined number of times, coming to rest in the west ditch. Landsem, who was unrestrained, was ejected and pronounced deceased on scene. The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. 

Sargent County Injury Crash  

What: Injury rollover crash  

Where: Highway 32 mile marker 4, 2 miles north of Havana, ND  

When: October 22nd, 2022, at 11:25 AM.  

Road Conditions: Normal  

Weather Conditions: Normal  

Crash Involvement: One vehicle  

Type of Crash: Ran off roadway, rollover  

Agencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Sargent County Sheriff’s Department, Sanford AirMed, Forman Fire Department, Oakes Ambulance Service, Forman Ambulance  

Vehicle No. 1: 2001 GMC Yukon  

Driver No. 1: Marshall Phillip Thol, 48-year-old male, Havana, ND, injured. Restraints: No seat belt  

Charges: Under investigation  

NARRATIVE: The GMC Yukon was southbound on ND State Highway 32 at mile marker 4. The Yukon crossed the center line and overcorrected. The vehicle crossed the right fog line and drove partially into the west ditch. Thol over corrected to the left and entered the east ditch. The Yukon overturned with Thol being ejected from the vehicle. The vehicle came to rest on its passenger side in the east ditch. Thol was not wearing a seat belt and sustained serious injuries. Thol was taken by ambulance from the scene and was intercepted by Sanford AirMed. Thol was flown to Sanford Health in Fargo and is hospitalized with serious injuries. The Yukon was totaled in the crash. The crash remains under investigation by the NDHP. 

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