Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Ward County
Ward County, ND (KEYZ) A Plentywood, Montana man was killed Sunday, August 7, 2022 after being struck by a car seven miles south of Minot in Ward County.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports 36-year-old Ryne Darvis was walking in the middle of the left lane of U.S. Highway 83 around 10:10 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle driven by 58-year-old Yvonne Wollemann from Watford City.
The NDHP says Wollemann was traveling northbound in the left lane of US 83 enroute from Watford City to Minot when her 2008 Hummer came upon Darvis in the middle of the left lane and could not avoid striking him with the front of her vehicle.
Both Wollemann and a front seat passenger, 41-year-old Wilder Alvarado of Los Angeles, California, were wearing seatbelts; they were not injured in the collision. Darvis was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.