A 72-year-old McVille, N.D., man was airlifted to Altru Hospital after his vehicle was sideswiped by a semi-trailer outside of McVille Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 18.
According to a release from North Dakota Highway Patrol, Jack Wollum was driving his 2019 Ford F150 to McVille when he pulled out from 114th Avenue Northeast to turn east on State Highway 15. The release states that he pulled out in front of a 2013 Kenworth semi-trailer driven by 35-year-old Anton Tomko of McVille, who was en route to drop off a load of barley.
Tomko attempted to avoid the pickup by swerving off the road and striking a power pole. The semi-trailer struck the front of Wollum's truck.
Wollum was transported to Altru by air with severe injuries. Tomko and his 8-year-old passenger were both uninjured. Electric wires that were knocked down because of the accident have been repaired by Nodak Electric.
The release states that road conditions were dry at the time of the crash, and the crash remains under investigation by NDHP. Nelson County Sheriff's Office, McVille Fire Department and McVill Ambulance Service also responded to the crash.