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Crash on I-29 near Grafton kills Ohio man

An Ohio man was killed in a collision with a pickup while he was driving the wrong way on Interstate 29 near Grafton, N.D., Thursday night. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Douglas Pessefall, 49, of Sherwood, Ohio, was driving south ...

An Ohio man was killed in a collision with a pickup while he was driving the wrong way on Interstate 29 near Grafton, N.D., Thursday night.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Douglas Pessefall, 49, of Sherwood, Ohio, was driving south in the northbound lane of the interstate about 6 miles south of the Grafton exit. It collided with a pickup driven by Max Johnson, 23, of Walhalla, N.D.

Pessefall's 1987 Pontiac slid into the median, where it rolled several times. Johnson's vehicle slid across the northbound lanes and landed in the east ditch of the highway, according to the Patrol's report.

Pessefall was pronounced dead at the scene, the Patrol stated. Johnson was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks for minor injuries and released.

The accident is under investigation.

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