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Man found frozen in vehicle in ditch
Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

MOORHEAD - A man found partially frozen in a snowbound vehicle north of Moorhead on Thursday has died, Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist said.

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Bergquist said 43-year-old Craig Glock of Dilworth died at 6:04 p.m. Thursday at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. An autopsy will be performed.

The Sheriff's Department received a call about a possible dead person about 8:45 a.m. Thursday, and deputies found Glock's vehicle in a ditch in the 6300 block of 28th Street North.

Glock's limbs appeared to be frozen solid and his heartbeat was nearly undetectable, Bergquist said.

Because of his condition, Glock was unable to talk to investigators, and he never regained consciousness, Bergquist said.

He said it appeared Glock's vehicle had driven straight off the road into the ditch. Bergquist doesn't know how long the vehicle was stuck in the snow.

The temperature in the Fargo-Moorhead area was about 8 degrees just before midnight Wednesday, said Tom Grafenauer, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, N.D.

The area's low temperature for the night - 1 below - was registered between 6 and 7 a.m., Grafenauer said.

The temperature was 2 degrees above at 9 a.m., he said.

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MOORHEAD - A man found snowbound in a ditch north of Moorhead this morning had frozen limbs and a heartbeat so faint deputies at first thought he might be dead.

Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist said the 43-year-old man, whom authorities believe is from Dilworth, was in surgery this afternoon at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo.

The man's identity and condition were not available.

Bergquist said when the man was found his limbs appeared to be frozen solid and his heartbeat was nearly undetectable.

The Sheriff's Department received a call about a possible dead person about 9 a.m.

The man's vehicle was found in the ditch in the 6300 block of 28th St. N., said Bergquist, who added authorities were still attempting to locate the man's relatives late this afternoon.

Bergquist said it appeared the vehicle had driven straight off the road into the ditch and it was not known how long it had been stuck in the snow.

No other details were available.

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