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Forum staff reports, Published October 01 2013

Police: Kindred man charged in fatal I-94 crash was going 110 mph

FARGO – A Kindred man charged with manslaughter after a fatal car crash in which authorities say he was texting while driving was also traveling 110 mph, prosecutors allege in court records.

Nicholas Scott Milbrandt, 20, was charged with Class B felony manslaughter and Class C felony reckless endangerment Sept. 20 in Cass County District Court.

Court documents filed in the case allege Milbrandt was traveling about 110 mph in a 75-miles-per-hour speed zone when he rear-ended another vehicle in the crash.

The crash just before 6 a.m. Aug. 1 near mile marker 341 on Interstate 94, also allegedly occurred just after Milbrandt was texting while driving.

Royce Rodacker, 61, of Casselton, was killed in the crash.

Milbrandt’s first court appearance is set for Oct. 11.