OAKES, N.D. — A South Dakota man died early Sunday, June 13, in a crash near Oakes, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The accident happened at about 1:30 a.m. on Highway 11, 4 miles southeast of Oakes.
According to the Highway Patrol, Douglas Cavalier, 33, Britton, S.D., was driving a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer eastbound on Highway 11 at a high rate of speed and lost control around mile marker 109, entering the ditch. The driver overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll. He was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, suffering fatal injuries. Alcohol and drugs were a factor in the crash, the Highway Patrol said.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the crash.