Vehicles Burn on Roadway
Where: 6 mi south and west of Glasston
When: 4:24 AM CDST on 10/12/2022
Road Conditions: Good
Weather Conditions: Clear/windy
Crash Involvement: Vehicle/Vehicle
Type of Crash: Head on/angle collision
Agencies Involved: NDHP, Pembina County Sheriff’s Office, St. Thomas Fire Department, Cavalier Ambulance Service
Vehicle No. 1: Chevrolet Avalanche, unknown year
Driver No. 1: Male
Vehicle No. 2: 2007 International Farm Dump Truck
Driver No. 2: Ty Smith; 31; male; Broken Arrow, OK; minor injuries
NARRATIVE: Vehicle 1 was a Chevrolet Avalanche (unknown year) that was westbound from an unknown location. Driver 1 slowly veered into the eastbound lane of traffic on Pembina County Road 3. Vehicle 2, a 2007 International Farm Dump Truck, driven by Ty Smith, was coming from a field loaded with sugar beets traveling eastbound on Pembina County Road 3. Smith was struck by the Avalanche in the eastbound lane on the passenger side of the Avalanche. Driver 1 was ejected, and both the Avalanche and Farm Truck were engulfed in flames. Identification of Driver 1 is pending. Following identification and notification of next of kin.
The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.