UPDATE: Grand Forks Police investigating fatal crash


UPDATE: The deceased male in the previously reported on crash has been identified as Joel Schram of Manvel, North Dakota.  It does not appear as though Schram was utilizing any of the vehicle’s safety restraints, and it is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash.  Schram’s body was sent to the UND Pathology Office for examination, and his family has been notified of his passing.  

ORIGINAL STORY: Shortly after midnight this morning, officers with the Grand Forks Police Department were dispatched to the 2300 block of North Washington Street for a report of a single vehicle rollover crash. Officers responded and found a black pickup truck upside down in the ditch. Officers located a single victim in the vehicle who was pronounced deceased on scene. 

The victim was identified as a 26 year old male. The victim’s identity is being withheld at this time pending family notifications.

The Grand Forks Police Department were assisted by members of Northeast Regional UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) team, the GFPD CART team (Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team), Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office, Grand Forks Fire Department and Altru paramedics.

This investigation is ongoing. 

If anyone has any additional information, please call the Police Department at (701) 787-8000.