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Published February 24, 2012, 09:56 AM

Authorities identify Valley City man killed in pickup truck crash

Valley City, ND (WDAY TV) - Another teen is killed in an accident on North Dakota's roads. It happened just before midnight near Valley City.

Another teen is killed in an accident on North Dakota's roads. It happened just before midnight near Valley City.

The Highway Patrol says 18 year-old Dillon Kapaun of Valley City was traveling south on 8th avenue southwest in a pickup on just three wheels. A front wheel broke off in a crash minutes before. Kapaun eventually lost control on a curve and rolled. He was airlifted to Sanford in Fargo-where he later died.

Patrolmen say parents need to make sure their kids are experienced and mature enough to get behind the wheel.

Sgt. Josh Rude – ND Highway Patrol: “There's a minimum amount of hours that are required for a parent to ride with a youth while they have their permit before they can test for a license, but still that's a minimum. I don't think that you can spend enough time with your kids teaching them how to drive.”

Authorities are investigating whether or not alcohol was involved.

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