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No charges in fatal vehicle crash on Fargo runway last July

February 16, 2018

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Prosecutors won’t file any charges in a fatal vehicle crash on a runway at Fargo’s Hector International Airport last summer.

A contract worker painting stripes on the runway was struck and killed by an airport vehicle in July. Forty-eight-year-old Darry Arveson Jr. of Glen Ullin was in a small, specialty vehicle at the time. He died at the scene. The crash happened about 12:30 in the morning.

Cass County prosecutor Ryan Younggren tells KFGO radio that no charges will be filed against the driver of the airport vehicle. He says convincing a jury of negligence would be difficult.

Arveson was working for Mandan-based West River Striping. The company has challenged a series of safety violation citations issued by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which has proposed fines of more than $17,000.


Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com

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