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Published May 16, 2013, 03:19 PM

Patrol identifies victim of fatal accident near Walhalla, N.D.

The accident occurred when the pickup drifted into the westbound land and into the north ditch. The driver then steered back onto the paved road, losing control of the vehicle, which rolled into the south ditch, according to the report.

By: Herald Staff Reports, Grand Forks Herald

Authorities have identified a Walhalla, N.D., woman who was killed in a one-vehicle rollover accident Wednesday near Walhalla.

Brenna Dearinger, 26, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet pickup on Pembina County Road 1 at about 8:45 a.m. Wednesday when the accident occurred about four miles southeast of Walhalla, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred when the pickup drifted into the westbound land and into the north ditch. The driver then steered back onto the paved road, losing control of the vehicle, which rolled into the south ditch, according to the report.

Dearinger, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected. She was pronounced at the scene.

Three children, ages 5, 5, and 4, were in the vehicle at the time. All were restrained by seatbelts and car seats. The 5-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The 4-year-old girl was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.

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