Published May 28, 2023

Cando Fatality Identified

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ND Highway Patrol

Update - Fatal Crash - Towner County, North Dakota
What: Fatal Crash
Where: ND Highway 66 ˷ 4 Miles East of Egeland, North Dakota
When: May 27, 2023 @ 5:47 A.M.
Road Conditions: Dry, Good, Asphalt Roadway Surface
Weather Conditions: Clear, Dawn
Crash Involvement: Single Vehicle
Type of Crash: Overturn
Agencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Towner County Sheriff Department,
Egeland Volunteer Fire Department, Towner County Ambulance Service
Vehicle No. 1: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
Driver No. 1: Jayce Thomas; 20; Cando, North Dakota; Injured
Restraints: None - Airbag Deployment
Charges: Pending
Passenger No. 1: Brittney Beck; 31; Cando, North Dakota; Deceased
Restraints: None - Airbag Deployment
NARRATIVE: Jayce Thomas was traveling eastbound on ND Highway 66 in rural Towner
County. Thomas crossed the centerline and traveled through the westbound lane of traffic,
entered the north ditch, struck, and vaulted over a field approach, and overturned multiple
times. His motor vehicle caught fire after coming to final rest facing south in the north ditch.
Brittney Beck was fully ejected and pronounced deceased on-scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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