WRONGFUL DEATH

Judge dismisses wrongful death lawsuit over road washout

BISMARCK, N.D. – A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe stemming from a road washout nearly three years ago that killed two people. Heavy rain in July 2019 washed away a section of roadway on the Standing Rock reservation. In the early morning before sunrise, two motorists…