One dead, one injured in Rugby crash

A man was killed and a Belcourt man was injured Wednesday morning in a crash 11 miles north of Rugby on N.D. Highway 3.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the victim was driving his 2003 Chevrolet Impala north on the highway when he struck a northbound Schwan Food Company truck that was slowing down to turn left to a customer’s home on 77th Street NE, just over a hill. The Impala struck the Schwan truck, driven by Darek Falcon, 34, Belcourt, in the right rear. The Impala rotated counterclockwise, coming to rest on the shoulder of Highway 3 facing southwest. The Schwan truck was pushed up about 3 feet, coming to rest in the middle of Highway 3. Falcon moved the truck off the roadway. The Impala started on fire, which was then extinguished by the Rugby Rural Fire Department.

Falcon, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby by ambulance to be treated for his injuries sustained in the accident. The driver of the Impala, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was killed in the crash. His name is being withheld until relatives have been notified.

The accident happened at 10 a.m.

Police look into stolen vehicle, assault

Minot police are investigating a report of an assault and stolen vehicle at the Days Inn early Wednesday morning.

According to a press release, a clerk at the hotel called police at 4:15 a.m. to report that a 21-year-old man was in the lobby bleeding from the head and claiming that his vehicle had been stolen. When police arrived and interviewed the man, they found that he had minor wounds on his head and back from a knife. The man claimed that his attacker left in his vehicle after the altercation. The victim was taken to Trinity Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

NorthStar Criticair pilots event today

NorthStar Criticair and its pilots will be on hand for a “Picnic with the Pilots” event today at Ryan Chevrolet, 1800 S. Broadway.

The helicopter will be on display for public viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Ryan parking lot, and the pilots will be available for photos and to answer questions from the public.

Trinity Health established its helicopter service in 1992 to provide critical care transport for seriously ill and injured patients within a 150-mile radius of Trinity Hospital. Since then, it has logged well over 5,000 flight hours and transported close to 6,000 patients.

Free hot dogs, chips and pop will be served during the two-hour picnic.