November 20, 2013

Two killed near Max

By Stu Merry
BHG News Service

A Ryder youth who was attending Max School, and a Minot woman died this past weekend when the car they were in went off a gravel road, overturned and came to rest in a slough.

The victims were 16-year-old Julie Beaver, a junior at Max High School, and Ciera Rounsiville, 18, a 2013 graduate of Washburn High School.

It is unknown when the accident occurred. The Ward County Sheriff’s Department was notified of the accident at about 8:40 this past Saturday morning when a passerby noticed a red Pontiac on its roof in a slough off the road about eight miles northeast of Max.

Fire fighters who first arrived on the scene located two females; one in the back seat of the car and one outside of the vehicle. They were later identified as the driver of the car, Julie Beaver, and the passenger in the vehicle, Ciera Rounsiville. Both individuals were pronounced dead at the scene.


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