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Man killed in garbage truck rollover

McVILLE, N.D. -- A 50-year-old Cooperstown man was killed when the garbage truck he was riding in slid into a ditch and rolled Monday morning near McVille in northeast North Dakota.

According to the state Highway Patrol, the truck, driven by a 19-year-old Cooperstown man, was about three miles northwest of McVille in Nelson County about 8:35 a.m., when the truck left the wet and slick road before rolling once in the ditch, ejecting the passenger, according to a press release from the patrol.

The name of the passenger, who was pronounced dead at the scene, will be released once family members have been notified.

The driver of the 2000 Freightliner was taken to the McVille hospital, where he was treated and released. Neither man was wearing a safety belt, according to the press release.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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