Published December 15, 2023

Garbage Truck Fatal

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ND Highway Patrol

McHenry County Single Vehicle Fatal Crash
What: Fatality
Where: Highway 2 MM 180, 13 miles west of Towner, ND
When: 12/15/2023 at approximately 1152 AM CST
Road Conditions: Good
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Crash Involvement: Single Vehicle
Type of Crash: Fixed Object (Ditch)
Agencies Involved: McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, North Dakota Highway Patrol, Towner
Fire, Granville Fire, and Towner Ambulance
Vehicle No. 1: 2015 Freightliner Truck
Driver No. 1: Male, 69, St. John, ND, Fatal Injuries
Restraints: Seatbelt not in use
Charges: None
NARRATIVE: A 2015 Freightliner garbage truck was westbound on Highway 2 near MM 179
and left the roadway, entering the median. The vehicle vaulted over a highway crossover and
landed in the median where it crossed back over the westbound lanes and came to rest in the
north ditch. The driver was pronounced deceased on scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The name of the
driver will be released pending next of kin notification.

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