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Published November 28, 2011, 09:24 AM

North Dakota authorities identify man who died in Fargo crash

FARGO – A 65-year-old man is dead after the van he was driving on Interstate 29 left the roadway and crashed into a bridge pillar at the 52nd Avenue South overpass this morning, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 in Fargo.

The Highway Patrol says 65-year-old Frank Deitz was driving a van shortly before 8 a.m. Monday when it entered the median and struck a pillar of an overpass. Deitz was pronounced dead at the scene. A 62-year-old female passenger from Fargo was taken to a hospital with what the patrol said are injuries that are not life-threatening.

The southbound 2006 Chrysler Town & Country van crashed at about 7:55 a.m. Road conditions were dry at the time, the patrol stated in a news release.

Both occupants were wearing seatbelts, and the van’s airbags deployed, the patrol reported.

Damage to the van was estimated at $15,000.

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