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Helmut Schmidt, Published April 07 2013

Sargent County man held in pedestrian death on rural road

BRAMPTON, N.D. – A Brampton man has been charged in a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of a 28-year-old male pedestrian early Sunday, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported.

The accident occurred about 3 a.m. on County Road 2, a rural gravel road four miles south of Highway 11 near Brampton in Sargent County, the patrol reported.

The unidentified victim was taken to Oakes Hospital by a private party about 5 a.m. Sunday and was pronounced dead there a short time later, the patrol reported.

Dakota Sutton, 22, was being held at the Barnes County Jail and has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash, Patrol Capt. Bryan Niewind said.

No injuries were reported for Sutton, the patrol report said.

Sutton’s vehicle, a 1998 Ford Ranger pickup, had damage to its undercarriage, the patrol reported.

The name of the person who died will be released Monday, the patrol reported.

The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Sargent County Sheriff’s Office and Oakes Police Department are assisting in the investigation, the patrol reported.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Helmut Schmidt at (701) 241-5583