North Dakota county highway worker killed in accident involving Britton woman

RUTLAND, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a member of a county highway crew has been struck and killed near Rutland.

The patrol says a Britton, South Dakota woman was headed north in a minivan on Sargent County Road 10 Tuesday when she encountered a pickup truck parked in the northbound lane. A Sargent County Road Department crew was placing warning signs on the shoulder of the road and no one was in their pickup.

Authorities say the woman turned into the ditch to avoid striking the road department’s truck and struck a crew member.

The 60-year-old man was taken to the Lisbon Medical Center and died from his injuries. The woman was not seriously hurt.