Williams County Fatality Crash
What: 2 vehicle fatality crash
Where: Highway 1804 near mm 332, approximately 1 mile west of Trenton, ND
When: August 27th, 2022 at approximately 0420 PM CST
Road Conditions: Good
Weather Conditions: Clear
Type of Crash: Head on
Agencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Williams County Sheriff’s Office, Trenton Fire Department, Trenton First Responders, Williston Ambulance.
Vehicle No. 1: 2004 Nissan Xterra
Driver No. 1: Kassandra Cote, 29-year-old female, Williston ND – Fatality Restraints: Unrestrained
Vehicle No. 2: 2007 Ford F250
Driver No. 2: Lester Lafollette, 67-year-old male, Williston ND – Uninjured
Restraints: Seatbelt in use
NARRATIVE: The Ford F250 was traveling westbound on Hwy 1804 near mm 332. The Nissan Xterra was traveling eastbound on Hwy 1804. The Nissan crossed into the westbound lane of travel. The Ford attempted to avoid the Nissan. The Nissan and Ford struck head on. Both vehicles came to rest in the roadway. The female was pronounced deceased on scene. The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.