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Forum staff reports, Published March 24 2013

Authorities ID Marion man killed in one-vehicle crash; DUI arrest made

MARION, N.D. – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a 40-year-old man from here who died in a one-vehicle accident just after midnight Saturday.

Merl Haakenson was killed when the driver of a 2004 Chevy truck, 43-year-old Angela Haakenson, lost control on a snow-covered gravel road and the vehicle entered a ditch and rolled over near Marion.

Angela Haakenson was taken to Jamestown Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

The driver and passenger weren’t wearing seat belts, according to the report.