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In Loving Memory of Rodney James Meier

In Loving Memory

About Rodney James Meier

Date of Birth: 11/19/1947

Hometown: Zeeland, ND

Rodney was the third of six siblings. He was 17 and had just graduated from Zeeland High School the day before his crash. He was the most likely to continue the family farm operation

Crash Details

Crash Date: 05/30/1965

Crash Location: 6 miles north of Zeeland, ND

Contributing Factors in Crash: Not wearing a seat belt, Passenger

Crash Details:
Rodney, another classmate and a first cousin were on their way to a graduation party on a Sunday afternoon the day after graduation. While cresting a hill on a gravel road the driver lost control and the vehicle rolled throwing Rodney out and the vehicle rolled over him. It was early afternoon.


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Lead Agencies:

ND State Highway Patrol
ND Department of Health