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Williston teenager riding in pickup bed thrown out, dies

July 24, 2018

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A teenage boy from Williston who was riding in the bed of a pickup truck died after being thrown out when the pickup went over ruts in a Williams County gravel road.

The Highway Patrol says the incident happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. Saturday about a mile north of Williston.

The 16-year-old boy who was ejected from the bed of the pickup was taken to a Williston hospital, where he died of his injuries. He wasn’t identified.

A 15-year-old boy was driving the truck, which had two other passengers. None was injured.

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