Published January 5, 2024

Rolette County Injury Crashes

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ND Highway Patrol release

What: Two Injury Crashes
Where: Highway 3, mile marker 222 (approximately 12 miles south of Dunseith ND)
When: January 4, 2024 @ approximately 3:30 AM CST
Road Conditions: Dry
Weather Conditions: Cloudy
Crash Involvement: Single vehicle (CMV) & Three-vehicle
Type of Crash: Single vehicle (CMV) & Three-vehicle rear end
Agencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Rolette County Sheriff’s Office, Rolette Fire
Department, Rolette Ambulance, Dunseith Fire Department, Dunseith Police Department and
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Crash #1
Vehicle No. 1: 2008 Mack Truck (CMV)
Driver No. 1: Llyod Simcock: 70-year-old male of Woodlands Manitoba, serious injury
Restraints: Seatbelt not in use
Charges: Under investigation

Crash #2
Vehicle No. 1: 2001 Ford Taurus
Driver No. 1: Steven Johnson: 43-year-old male of Rolla ND, minor injuries
Restraints: Seatbelt not in use
Charges: under investigation
Passenger No. 1: Corey Poitra: 27-year-old male of Dunseith ND, minor injuries
Restraints: Seatbelt not in use
Vehicle No. 2: 1999 Chevrolet Silverado
Driver No. 2: Rory Frederick: 22-year-old male of Belcourt ND, no injury
Restraints: NA, outside vehicle during crash
Charges: under investigation
Vehicle No. 3: 2010 Ford Mustang
Driver No. 3: Brian Bradford: 43-year-old male of Dunseith ND, no injury
Restraints: NA, outside vehicle during crash
Charges: under investigation

NARRATIVE: On January 4, 2024 at approximately 3:30 AM CST, a 2008 Mack Truck (CMV),
was southbound on Highway 3 near mile marker 222 when it left the roadway to its right,
vaulted off an approach and came to final rest in the west ditch.
After the CMV came to final rest in the ditch, two passing vehicles stopped to help. One
vehicle, a 2010 Ford Mustang, stopped in the southbound lane with the vehicle canted to
shine its lights on the CMV. The other vehicle, a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado, stopped nearby and
was partially in the northbound lane. Both drivers exited their vehicles to help the CMV.
A short time after, a 2001 Ford Taurus was northbound and rear-ended the parked Silverado.
This caused the Taurus to rotate and strike the Mustang. The Silverado and Mustang were
unoccupied during the crash.
The driver of the CMV was transported with serious, non-life-threatening injuries to the Heart
of America Medical Center in Rugby. The driver and passenger of the Ford Taurus were
transported with minor injuries to the Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Hospital in Belcourt as
well as the Presentation Medical Center in Rolla.
The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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