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Fatal accident leaves N.D. man, 3 horses dead

JAMESTOWN—A North Dakota man died after the car he was driving just west of Ypsilanti crashed into three horses standing in the middle of a road Saturday Morning, Jan. 27, according to the Stutsman County Sheriff's Department.

Deputy Casey Yunck said the name of the man killed in the crash will not be released pending notification of family. At about 5 a.m., the Stutsman County Communications Center dispatched a sheriff's deputy to the crash site on Stutsman County Road 38, about 1 1/2 miles west of Ypsilanti. A 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling west on County Road 38 when the car struck three horses standing in the road, according to the sheriff's office. The car left the road after striking the animals and crashed into a semitrailer parked in a private lot. The man driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The horses were fatally injured from the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol, Jamestown Area Ambulance and Jamestown Rural Fire Department assisted at the scene.

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