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Forum staff reports, Published October 09 2013

Authorities identify 71-year-old Litchville man killed in one-vehicle rollover

LITCHVILLE, N.D. – Authorities have identified the 71-year-old Litchville man killed when he was thrown from his Corvette as it rolled into a soybean field near here Tuesday afternoon.

According to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Rodney Vaders was westbound on a straight level portion of County Road 38 about 3:30 p.m. when he gradually drifted into the ditch.

The convertible Corvette rotated clockwise and rolled, ejecting Vaders.

He was not wearing a seat belt, the release stated.

Vaders and the car came to rest in a soybean field, the Highway Patrol said.

The accident happened about a half mile north of Litchville, a city of about 170 people 30 miles south of Valley City.