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Forum staff reports , Published August 24 2013

Man killed in rollover crash near Valley City

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – An overnight rollover crash Saturday south of here claimed the life of a Valley City man.

The accident occurred at about 2:50 a.m. Saturday on 119th Avenue Southeast, about five miles south of Valley City.

The driver, identified by the North Dakota Highway Patrol as Steven Welken, 39, lost control of the vehicle, sending it into a ditch where it rolled, the Highway Patrol said.

Welken was ejected from the vehicle and pinned under it. The patrol said Welken was not wearing a seat belt.

Welken was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.