Young ND family on road trip dies in Thanksgiving crash

They weren't found until Friday evening.
Author:
Publish date:

A North Dakota family of four who disappeared on a Thanksgiving road trip have been confirmed dead, after their wrecked car was discovered in Montana over the holiday weekend.

The victims have been identified as parents Anthony and Chelsi Dean,  and their daughters Kaytlin and Avri, 5 years old and 20 months old, respectively.

Both Anthony and Chelsi were 25 years old.

On Thanksgiving Day, their Toyota 4Runner somehow went off the interstate near Huntley, Montana, and subsequently went airborne off an embankment, flying into a concrete bridge pillar, KVRR reports. 

The station says the vehicle came to rest in a creek below and was ultimately found the next day at 8 p.m., after authorities pinged their cellphones.

The Dean family had visited relatives in Caldwell, Idaho, and were on their way to Ekalaka, Montana, the Seattle Times notes.

The paper says they were last heard from at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday. 

The Deans were from the Grand Forks area. 

Next Up

PXG Store Manager Derek Holmes Qualifies for the PGA Championship

Minnesota golf store manager qualifies for PGA Championship

No word if he'll have to burn some vacation days to play in the PGA Championship!

police tape, crime scene

Bemidji police: 21 shots fired after 'verbal exchange' on street

Investigators say they are still searching for those responsible.

FLickr - COVID-19 vaccination - Commander, U.S. Naval Forces

As mask mandates end, vaccine disparities come to the fore

Vaccination rates in Minnesota vary widely along racial and ethnic lines.

House for sale

5 reasons things are tough for first-time homebuyers

The market for entry level homes in the Twin Cities is extremely tight.

general mills

General Mills to buy pet treats business from Tyson Foods for $1.2B

The Golden Valley company will add a number of meat treats to its portfolio.

Twin Cities Pride 3

Twin Cities Pride is going ahead in July this year – but no parade

The in-person event will be held in Loring Park in Minneapolis.

Screen Shot 2021-05-14 at 12.27.58 PM

Rejuvenation, Williams-Sonoma's furniture brand, to open first MN location

It is moving into the former Restoration Hardware unit at the Galleria in Edina.

Related

Canadian man dies in N. Minnesota snowmobile crash

Authorities believe alcohol and speed were factors in the accident.

St. Paul man, 23, dies in Anoka County crash

Two other people were hurt in the wreck, which happened Friday in Oak Grove.

Mother of girl killed in S. MN crash dies

She was taken off life support last week.

Eagan mom dies 2 months after horrific car crash

She was struck when a semi truck ran a red light.

One dead after early morning crash in Polk County

The minivan ran a stop sign, left the road and hit a tree.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Woman dies after her ATV collides with car near Moose Lake

The crash happened Saturday on the Soo Line North Trail.