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Bartsch, 63, killed in rollover crash

By Staff | Sep 8, 2017


A 63-year-old Rugby man was killed in a rollover Tuesday morning 14 miles west of Berthold on U.S. Highway 2, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Timothy Bartsch, Sr. was driving a 1997 Chevrolet pickup west on U.S. Highway 2. Near mile marker 109 the pickup entered the north ditch and traveled a short distance before reentering the traffic lane. Bartsch lost control of the vehicle and it rolled onto its right side. Bartsch, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown out the driver side window and was found lying face down on the south shoulder by a passing motorist. He was taken by Berthold Ambulance to Trinity Hospital in Minot, where he was pronounced dead.

The accident happened at 9:08 a.m. Tuesday.

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