North Dakota man’s death may be storm related

February 24, 2022

STEELE, N.D. (KFGO) – An investigation has begun after a man was found dead in rural Kidder County Monday afternoon.

Sheriff Barry Vannatta reports a body was located in a ditch along Highway 36 just after 12 p.m.

The man, identified as 56-year-old Timothy Becker of Robinson, North Dakota had left his vehicle after turning onto a low maintenance road.

Sheriff Vannatta says an autopsy is currently being conducted to determine the cause of death.

He says it appears Becker got lost in white-out conditions and left his vehicle after turning onto the minimum maintenance road.