North Dakota Highway Patrol
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
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.