Forum staff reports, Published September 10 2013
Authorities identify Cooperstown man who died in crash near McVilleMcVILLE, N.D. – Authorities have released the name of a 50-year-old man from Cooperstown who died after he was thrown from a garbage truck in a crash near here Monday morning.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Ernest Brager was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which happened about 8:35 a.m. on 109th Avenue Northeast, about three miles north of McVille.
The patrol said a garbage truck driven by J.J. Zaun, 19, of Cooperstown, lost traction on wet gravel. The truck entered the ditch and rolled once.
Brager was a passenger in the truck and was thrown from the vehicle.
Zaun was treated and released from a hospital in McVille, which is about 60 miles west of Grand Forks.