UPDATE: Officials release identities of those involved in fatal vehicle accident near Tioga Thursday

Published: Aug. 12, 2021 at 11:54 AM CDT
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the names of the two people involved in the vehicle accident Thursday morning south of Tioga.

Twenty-four-year-old Bailey Branesky of Tioga was driving the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

Twenty-six-year-old Trevor Almer of Tioga was a passenger in the vehicle and suffered serious injuries in the crash.

Both were not using their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

ORIGINAL STORY: A 24-year-old man has died following a vehicle accident south of Tioga early Thursday morning.

ND Highway Patrol says a Tioga man was driving with a passenger, also from Tioga, a little after midnight along 105th Avenue NW.

The driver lost control of the vehicle and it traveled in a ditch where the vehicle overturned multiple times.

Officers say both the driver and passenger were ejected from the vehicle.

They were transported to the Trinity Hospital in Minot, where the driver passed away from his injuries.

The passenger received serious injuries. His condition isn’t known at this time, and the victim’s name has not yet been released.

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