Jamestown man behind bars after fatal hit and run in Barnes County

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Oriska, ND) -- One person has died in a two-vehicle crash in Barnes County early Tuesday morning.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says that a truck towing a U-Haul trailer was headed westbound on I-94 near the Oriska rest area around 4:10 a.m. when it was rear-ended by another truck. The truck that was hit entered the center median and rolled, ejecting a 14-year-old girl. The driver of the truck and teen suffered serious injuries, while another passenger inside died from her injuries.

The truck that hit them fled, and was later found in Jamestown. The driver, 26-year-old Wyatt Staloch, was identified and caught.

He faces a felony leaving the scene of a crash charge, and is being held in the Stutsman County Corrections Center.