Published March 15, 2023

Fatal Crash near St. Thomas  

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North Dakota Highway Patrol 

What: Fatality  

Where: US Highway 81 mm 203  

When: 03/14/2023 @ 08:40 AM  

Road Conditions: Ice covered  

Weather Conditions: Sunny, blowing snow  

Crash Involvement: Semi v. Car  

Type of Crash: Right-Angle  

Agencies Involved: NDHP, Pembina County Sheriff’s Office, Valley Ambulance and Rescue  

Vehicle No. 1: 2019 Freightliner semi pulling a trailer  

Driver No. 1: Zenon Flores-Pacheco; 65 yo male; Iztapalapa, Mexico; minor injuries  

Restraints: Seatbelt  

Charges: none Vehicle No. 2: 2009 Buick Lucerne  

Driver No. 2: To be named later; 58 yo female; Grand Forks, ND; fatal injuries  

Restraints: none Charges: N/A  

NARRATIVE: The Buick was northbound on US 81 when the driver drove over a long patch of ice and lost control of her vehicle. The Buick slid into the south bound lane and and was struck by the semi in a right angle manner on the passenger side. The driver of the Buick suffered fatal injuries due to the crash and Flores-Pacheco suffered minor injuries. The name will be released at a later date for the deceased driver.  

The crash remains under investigation by the NDHP. 

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