ALEXANDER — The names of those involved in a fatal accident in McKenzie County have been released.
Bretton Gimse of Union Grove, Wis., was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt at approximately 7:10 a.m. Tuesday about 5 miles south on U.S. Highway 85. Jennifer Aguilar from Hallstead, Pa., who was traveling north on the highway, attempted to turn left onto 34th Street Northwest in a Chevrolet Silverado, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Gimse, 21, struck Aguilar’s pickup’s front passenger side before coming to a rest in the southbound lane.
Within moments, 48-year-old Fritze Flottman, from Addy, Wash., traveling south in a 2007 Ford F-550 hauling pipe on a flatbed hit Gimse’s car on the passenger side. Both vehicles came to rest in the southbound lane.
Gimse was transported to Mercy Hospital in Williston, where he was pronounced dead. He was not wearing his seatbelt. His vehicle was totaled.
Aguilar, 32, and her passenger, 17-year-old Dustin Arment-Austin from Tucson, Ariz., were injured. Both were wearing seatbelts. The pickup sustained front and passenger-side damage.
Flottman was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured. The vehicle had front-end damage.