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Roseburg man killed in North Dakota crash

A Roseburg man trying to drive away from police crashed Saturday evening on a highway in northwestern North Dakota and was killed, according to authorities.

Gary Yarbrough, 46, was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected when his pickup overturned onto its roof and slid into a semitrailer, The Associated Press reported.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol said that the Williams County dispatch center received a 9-1-1 call just before 6:30 p.m. about a man driving a GMC pickup harassing construction workers on Highway 2 near the junction of Highway 1804.

A sheriff’s deputy found the pickup and tried to pull it over, but Yarbrough drove away, according to a description of the chase in the Williston Herald.

The deputy followed the vehicle, with a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer joining the pursuit as Yarbrough turned onto Highway 1804. The pursuit continued on a county road and then returned to the highway.

Yarbrough eventually drove into a ditch trying to pass a freight truck. He overcorrected and drove across the highway into the other ditch before overturning. The driver of the semitrailer was not hurt.

The accident occurred about seven miles west of Trenton.

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The News-Review Updated Jun 26, 2013 01:43PM Published Jun 24, 2013 04:20PM Copyright 2013 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.