North Dakota

Delmar Ruff Killed in Semi-Truck Accident on I-29 in Horace, ND

December 31, 2018
Victim's Name(s)
Delmar Ruff
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
State Police
Vehicles Involved
Commercial Truck, Passenger Vehicle
Direction Traveled
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Vehicle slowed due to limited visibility was rear-ended by semi-truck and pushed into a ditch.

Weather Conditions

What Happened

Area authorities released the name of the man killed in an accident on I-29 in Horace, ND on December 31st, 2018. EMS officials pronounced Delmar Ruff dead at the scene. Police say the accident occurred when Ruff's vehicle was rear-ended by a semi-truck driven by Joseph Gallagher after slowing due to limited visibility. The impact forced the vehicle into a ditch along a median. Gallagher and the driver of another vehicle that was struck, Leon Koeppe, were not injured.

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