Man killed on North Dakota Highway when rock crashes through windshield

May 26, 2023

VERONA, N.D.–A Valley City, North Dakota man was killed Thursday when a rock crashed through the windshield of his pickup truck in southeastern North Dakota.

According to the State Patrol, a semi carrying a load of rock was on North Dakota Highway 1, north of Verona, shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday.

A pickup approached the semi when the trailer released a load of rock onto the highway.

The 58 year-old man driving the pickup was hit by one of the rocks that crashed through his windshield. He was taken to a hospital in nearby Oakes, where he died.

A passenger in the pickup and the driver of the semi were not hurt.