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 Date: 05/30/1965
Crash Location: 6 miles north of Zeeland, ND
Contributing Factors in Crash: Not wearing a seat belt, Passenger
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.
Sad, sad! To the family; I DO know how you feel. My son Kyle was a passenger in pickup. Same thing both ejected, except the pickup driver was NOT injured, pickup land on my sons chest. God’s Blessings
- Yvonne Nelson
I’ve been to way too many crashes over the years where the report could be an exact copy of the details listed here. What caught my eye with this report is that it occurred before I was born. Seat belts work when they’re worn!
- Curt Olson