A 24-year-old Washington man died last weekend after the pick-up truck he was driving in left the roadway two miles east of Killdeer on Highway 200.
By BRYCE MARTIN
N.D. Group Editor
Christopher Parker, of Lake Stevens, Wash., was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 1:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in Dunn County. He travelled in a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 with two other men, both from Bakersfield, Calif.
Michael Fideldy, 40, of Taylor drove his semi and trailer eastbound on Highway 200 From Watford City to Beulah, according to North Dakota Highway Patrol, when the vehicle containing Parker en route to Killdeer left the road and entered a ditch. The driver, Travis Wilkinson, 31, attempted to regain control but over-corrected, according to police.
Fideldy attempted to slow his vehicle, but struck the rear passenger side of the Dodge as it entered the eastbound lane. The vehicle entered another ditch where it came to rest on its wheels.
Fideldy’s semi jack-knifed and came to rest on its passenger’s side. The trailer being hauled remained upright throughout the crash. The other passenger in the semi, 32-year-old Gabriel Danckert of Rancho Cordova, Calif., and Fideldy did not sustain injuries. Both were wearing safety restraints.
Wilkinson and a third passenger, Tehron Davis, 34, were transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Dickinson for injures.