Names released of those involved in fatal car crash near Hunter, N.D.

Three-vehicle crash occurred Saturday afternoon.

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HUNTER, N.D. – The names of those involved in a fatal three-car crash near Hunter, N.D., have been released.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Richard Duane Nelson, 82, and Marilyn Kaye Sandbeck, 69, both of Devils Lake, died in the crash. The crash happened at approximately 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, on Highway 18, two miles south of Hunter.

As reported to the media by the Highway Patrol, a 2021 Chevy Suburban, driven by Amy Marie Ulmer, 39, of Wheatland, N.D., was headed north and waiting to make a left turn into a private driveway. A 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe, driven by Nelson and with Sandbeck as passenger, was southbound at the same spot when a 2020 Chevy Silverado driven by Jason Alleyn Olsonoski, 43, of Moorhead, Minn., rear-ended the Suburban. The Suburban was pushed into the southbound lane, causing a head-on collision with the oncoming Hyundai.

The Hyundai came to rest in the west ditch, the Suburban came to rest on its side on the highway and the Silverado came to rest in the east ditch. All vehicles are a total loss.

Nelson and Sandbeck died in the crash. Both were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.


Olsonoski suffered minor injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt.

Ulmer, who was wearing a seatbelt, was injured. Passengers in the Suburban included two girls, ages 8 and 5. Both were injured, with the younger girl suffering what the Highway Patrol reports as serious injuries. One of the girls was airlifted to Sanford Hospital in Fargo.

The crash remains under investigation.

Agencies that responded to the incident were the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Cass County Sheriff’s Department, Hunter Ambulance, FM Ambulance, Hunter Fire Department and Sanford AirMed.

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