Minot man dies in train collision
A Minot man was killed in a train-pedestrian accident early Saturday morning.
The Ward County Sheriff's Department stated the accident occurred shortly before 3:30 a.m. underneath the overpass of U.S. Highway 2 & 52, just west of its intersection with Burdick Expressway on Minot's west side.
It appears as though a 19-year-old man parked his truck on a hill, went down to the tracks and starting walking westbound on them. According to train employees, when an eastbound Burlington Northern train approached, the man turned around and starting walking east, still on the tracks. The train could not stop in time and struck the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
His identity has not been released pending notification of relatives.
Man arrested for knife assault
A Minot man was arrested for assaulting another man with a knife late Friday evening.
The Minot Police Department states officers responded to the 100 block of 42nd Avenue Southwest at 11:15 p.m. and found a man bleeding from a wound on his hand. Officers learned the wound, which was caused by a knife, resulted from an altercation inside the residence.
James Michael Kennedy, 31, the other occupant of the residence, was arrested for aggravated assault domestic violence, a Class C felony. The name of the wounded man was not released.
Man arrested after fleeing law enforcement
A Minot man was taken into custody at his home after fleeing law enforcement during an attempted traffic stop Friday evening.
The Minot Police Department states shortly after 9 p.m., a white Ford Mustang failed to pull over after an officer initiated a traffic stop and drove through several ditches in an attempt to elude pursuit. The driver finally stopped outside of E31 at Jefferson Mobile Home Park and fled inside.
After he refused to come out, officers obtained a search warrant and the Minot SWAT team made entry into the residence.
The driver, Aaron Scott Johnson, 25, was arrested for fleeing from law enforcement in a motor vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor, reckless driving, a Class B misdemeanor, and hindering law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor.
Kassondra Marie Loehlein, 22, who is also listed as residing there, was arrested for hindering law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor.