ND Highway Patrol
What: Train vs Vehicle fatality crash
Where: 66th St NW railroad crossing, White Earth
When: 3/1/2022 approximately 3:51 PM CST
Road Conditions: Dry
Weather Conditions: Clear, sunny
Crash Involvement: Train vs SUV
Type of Crash: Right angle
Agencies Involved: NDHP, Mountrail County Sheriff’s Office, Tioga Ambulance, Tioga Fire Department
Vehicle No. 1: 2016 Chevrolet Suburban
Driver No. 1: Male, 14 years old, White Earth, ND, Fatality
Restraints: In Use
NARRATIVE: A 2016 Chevy Suburban was traveling westbound on 66th St NW in White Earth and approached a railroad crossing marked with stop signs. The Suburban failed to yield at the intersection. The suburban proceeded through the intersection when a BNSF train was westbound approaching the same crossing. The train struck the SUV on its driver’s side, pushed it down the tracks, and spun the SUV counter clockwise before the SUV came to final rest on the north side of the tracks. The driver of the SUV, a 14 year old juvenile male, was pronounced deceased on scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.