Balta man killed on highway

The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a man killed in a two vehicle accident two and one-half miles west of Esmond. Dead is Emil Vetsch, 68, Balta.

The accident occurred at the intersection of ND Highway 19 and 37th Avenue NE. Vetsch was driving a 1989 Chevrolet S10 southbound on 37th Avenue and failed to yield to a westbound 2000 Peterbilt Semi driven by Gregory Kalenze, 33, Mandan. There is a stop sign at the intersection.

The Chevrolet caught fire after the collision and Vetsch died on scene. Kalenze was not injured.

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