Patrol identifies man who died in McKenzie County crash

May 3, 2019

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a North Dakota man who died in a three-vehicle collision on an icy bridge in McKenzie County.

The Highway Patrol says 48-year-old Delbert Diegel, of Wishek, was killed Monday when his Chevy Suburban was struck head-on by a pickup truck that lost control trying to avoid a pickup topper that was on the Highway 58 bridge over the Missouri River. The driver of a third vehicle tried to avoid that collision, but struck the pickup.

Three passengers in the truck suffered minor injuries.

The crash closed the highway for about 3½ hours.