NORTHGATE A Sherwood man died in a vehicle crash during a police pursuit on a rural Burke County road near Northgate Friday evening, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Dustin Hoffman, 34, fled from an attempted traffic stop by law enforcement officers in Bottineau County, the patrol reported. He traveled through Renville County into Burke County. While westbound on Burke County Road 2, three miles east of Northgate, he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and ran off the road into the north ditch. The front of his pickup truck struck an approach, sending it vaulting through the air. The vehicle landed west of the approach, coming to rest in a field, about 6:18 p.m.
Hoffman died on scene from injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt, the patrol reported. The crash remains under investigation.