The North Dakota Highway patrol has identified the Riverdale teen who died Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on the Garrison Dam.
Brandon Krehlik, 17, was eastbound on Highway 200 about 4:30 p.m. and lost control when he moved into the westbound lane to pass another eastbound vehicle that had pulled onto the highway from Fish Hatchery Road. Krehlik’s car spun into the dam’s overlook parking area and was struck on the passenger side by a westbound vehicle driven by Kevin Bartsch, 32, of Coleharbor, according to the patrol. Both vehicles came to rest in the parking area.
Krehlik was ejected and died at the scene, the patrol said. Bartsch was taken to a Bismarck hospital for treatment of injuries.
The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. The McLean County Sheriff’s Office and Riverdale Ambulance also responded to the scene.