Pickup driver who died in fiery crash identified
ESMOND, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the driver of a pickup truck who died in a fiery crash with a semi in Benson County.
The patrol says 68-year-old Emil Vetsch, of Balta, was killed when he missed a stop sign at a Highway 19 intersection near Esmond Saturday, was struck by the semi and caught fire. Officials say the road was wet at the time because of light rain.
A 33-year-old Mandan man driving the semi was not injured.