An Aiken man was detained in North Dakota for driving under the influence after a deadly accident on Wednesday, according to the North Dakota State Highway Patrol.
Wayne Pauli, 53, was charged with DUI and placed in the Southwest Multi-County Correction Center.
The accident happened at 7:35 p.m. on Stark County Road 45, about a half mile north of Hebron, N.D., The Jamestown Sun newspaper reports.
A spokesman for the Highway Patrol said Pauli was traveling southbound on the country road in a 1998 Ford F-150 pickup when he lost control on a curve on the gravel roadway. The vehicle struck a ditch and overturned.
A passenger in the vehicle, 26-year-old spencer Glen Rae, of Lyman, Wyo., was ejected and died at the scene.
Pauli and another passenger, 23-year-old Brett Byrd, of Decatur, Ala., were injured and transported to St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, the Highway Patrol said. No one in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt.
The accident remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol and the Stark County Sheriff’s Office.
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