Workover rig overturns on highway

ALEXANDER – The rollover of a 2017 workover rig onto N.D. Highway 68, 10 miles south of Alexander, on Tuesday resulted in about $200,000 damage to the rig.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Pablo Polvon, 55, of Liberal, Kan., was going south with the rig when the rig entered the west ditch. Polvon overcorrected and the rig overturned onto its side on top of the road, blocking northbound and southbound lanes of traffic. Polvon had minor injuries.

The highway was closed for about four hours for investigation and recovery efforts. Several other agencies assisted at the accident site. The accident happened at 10:15 a.m.