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Driver charged in death of Mandan woman

Driver charged in death of Mandan woman

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The driver of a vehicle that police say struck and killed a Mandan woman in September has been charged with felony negligent homicide, court documents show.

The charge was filed Wednesday against Gene Mosbrucker, 74. He was not arrested but ordered to appear in court at a later date.

He is charged in the Sept. 5 death of Shirley Lee, 79, of Mandan. Lee was struck by a Suburban being backed up by Mosbrucker as she was walking across the parking lot of an apartment complex on 17th Street Northwest, police say. She was taken for medical treatment and died at the hospital.

A witness told police that Mosbrucker’s vehicle struck Lee and knocked her down, according to an affidavit. The vehicle continued until one tire was on Lee and then went forward, authorities say. Mosbrucker told police he stopped and pulled forward after he felt the vibration warning on his seat and then felt a bump, the affidavit states. He told police he “lost it” when he “may have looked in his mirror” and saw someone lying on the ground.

No attorney is listed for Mosbrucker in court documents.

Reach Travis Svihovec at 701-250-8260 or Travis.Svihovec@bismarcktribune.com

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