BOWBELLS, N.D. — Burke County sheriff’s deputies say the death of a woman whose body was discovered a recreational area near Flaxton was accidental.

The sheriff’s office said Monday 50-year-old Melissa Osterberg accidentally drove into the water near a boat ramp at the Northgate Dam Recreation Area sometime between the evening of Sept. 25 and the following morning.

Osterberg was found dead the afternoon of Sept. 26 when her pickup was recovered from the water. Sheriff’s investigators say the Tolley woman accidentally drowned due to the motor vehicle accident.

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