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Forum News Service, Published March 08 2014

Five injured in Richland County pickup rollover

WAHPETON, N.D. – Five people suffered minor injuries in a rollover accident four miles south of here Friday night.

Richland County sheriff’s deputies responded to crash about 10 p.m., according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Robert Bladow, 18, of Fargo, was driving south on 182nd Avenue Southeast when he lost control of his pickup and entered the east ditch. The vehicle then rolled end over end and landed on its side.

A passing motorist took Bladow and his passengers – Alyssa Kath, 19, Tommy Kath, 15, Taylor Kath, 19, all of Hankinson, and Cassandra Storo, 20, of Dwight – to St. Francis Medical Campus in Breckinridge, Minn., where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

Authorities are still investigating but estimated the damages at $7,000.

None of the occupants of the pickup were wearing seat belts.