Published November 20, 2022

Man Dies of Injuries in Car/Bus Crash

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Ward County FATAL Crash - UPDATE  

What: Two Vehicle Fatality Crash  

Where: Highway 52 mile marker 73, 5 miles east of Carpio  

When: 11/15/2022 approximately 4:10 PM CST  

Road Conditions: Dry  

Weather Conditions: Overcast  

Crash Involvement: Two vehicle crossover SUV vs. school bus  

Type of Crash: Right Angle  

Agencies Involved: NDHP, Ward County Sheriff’s Office, Carpio Fire Department, Burlington Fire Department, Berthold Ambulance Service, Trinity First Response Ambulance, Stanley Ambulance  

Vehicle No. 1: 2018 Ford Edge  

Driver No. 1: Carmie Nelson, 89 years old, Kenmare, ND, Fatal 

Restraints: Unknown  

Charges: None  

Passenger No. 1: Helen Nelson, 90 years old, Kenmare, ND, Serious Injury  

Restraints: Unknown  

Vehicle No. 2: 2005 Bluebird (School bus)  

Driver No. 2: Janice Feickert, 77 years old, Berthold, ND, Uninjured 

 Restraints: Seatbelt  

Charges: Pending  

NARRATIVE: A school bus belonging to Lewis and Clark School District carrying seven juvenile students was traveling northbound on 209th St NW in Ward County. The bus stopped at the intersection with Highway 52 before continuing through the intersection. The bus failed to yield to oncoming traffic and was struck by a Ford Edge that was traveling westbound on Highway 52.  

All students on the bus were uninjured. Carmie and Helen Nelson sustained serious injuries and were transported via ambulance to Trinity Health in Minot. On 11/18/2022 Carmie Nelson succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash at Trinity Health-Minot.

The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. 

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