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Woman dies in crash on flooded road in Rolette County, North Dakota

The incident happened at approximately 7:43 a.m. at the intersection of North Dakota 66 and 47th Avenue Northeast.

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MYLO, N.D. β€” A woman from Cando died Sunday morning in a single-car rollover crash in Rolette County, near the small community of Mylo.

A flooded road contributed to the crash, a report from the Highway Patrol said.

According to the report, the incident happened at approximately 7:43 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of North Dakota 66 and 47th Avenue Northeast and involved a 2004 Ford Escape.

The name of the woman, who was 54 years old, has not yet been released.

The Highway Patrol report said β€œthe driver was coming from Cando westbound on ND 66. The roadway was covered in water due to a snow melt overnight and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle veered off to the north ditch, rolled and came to rest on its roof in the flooded ditch. The driver suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash.”

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There were clear conditions at the time of the crash, and the driver was wearing a seat belt, the Highway Patrol reported.

The crash is under investigation.

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