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Forum News Service, Published January 31 2014

Langdon woman killed in roadside accident; SUV driver faces charge

LANGDON, N.D. - A woman was killed near Langdon early Friday when she was hit by an SUV while guiding the driver, who will be charged, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported.

At about 3 a.m., Laurie Bennett, 58, of Langdon, was helping Russell Eversvik, 39, of Wales, N.D., back onto a road about three miles northwest of Langdon, the patrol said in a news release. Eversvik struck Bennett, trapping her under the SUV.

He called 911, but she was dead at the scene, the patrol said.

Eversvik faces a charge of driving under the influence causing death.

The crash remains under investigation.