UPDATE: Victim of Highway 83 Bypass crash identified as senior airman at Minot Air Force Base

Published: Jun. 9, 2023 at 12:31 PM CDT
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MINOT, N.D. (KMOT) – UPDATE (6/10/2023 at 5 p.m.): Minot Air Force Base Public Affairs confirmed that Ivan Campos served as a senior airman with the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron of the 5th Bomb Wing.

“Team Minot is devastated by the loss of one of our own. I ask all members to please seek the help they need as they mourn their teammate and friend,” said Col. Dan Hoadley, 5th Bomb Wing Commander.

An American flag was placed at the scene of the crash in an apparent tribute to Sr. Ivan Campos for his service to our country.

UPDATE (6/10/2023 at 4 p.m.): The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the victim in Friday’s fatal crash on the Highway 83 bypass as a 22-year-old from Minot Air Force Base.

The patrol said Ivan Campos was headed south on the bypass around 6 a.m., when he crossed into the oncoming lane and collided with an embankment that holds up wayfinding signage.

The crash remains under investigation.

Your News Leader has reached out to Minot Air Force Base Public Affairs for details on Campos’ role in the service, and will update this story as we learn more.

ORIGINAL STORY (6/9/2023): The driver of a pickup truck was killed on a crash Friday morning on the Highway 83 bypass, near the 4th Avenue NW exit ramp.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol said the driver, a 22-year-old man, was headed south around 6 a.m. when he crossed into the oncoming lane and struck the embankment holding up wayfinding signage.

The patrol said it was foggy at the time, though the cause of the crash remains under investigation. The patrol said road conditions were good.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.