Published April 4, 2023

Williams County Double Fatal Crash  

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ND Highway Patrol 

Where: 57th St Ne near Springbrook, NE of Williston  

When: 4/3 @ approx. 8:17 pm Central Time  

Road Conditions: Clear  

Weather Conditions: Clear  

Crash Involvement: Pickup vs Train  

Type of Crash: Right Angle Collision  

Agencies Involved: NDHP, Williams County Sheriff’s office, Williston Ambulance service, and Williston Fire and Rescue. 

Vehicle No. 1: 2004 Silver Dodge Ram  

Driver No. 1: 17-year-old male, Williston, ND, Serious Injury. 

Restraints: Seatbelt not in use  

Charges: Ongoing investigation  

Passenger No. 1: 15-year-old male, Williston, ND, Fatal Injury 

 Restraints: Seatbelt not in use  

Passenger No. 2: 17-year-old male, Williston, ND, Fatal Injury 

 Restraints: Seatbelt not in use  

NARRATIVE: On the above date and time, a 2004 Silver Dodge Ram 1500 was traveling East on 57th St NW. The Dodge approached a marked railroad crossing (no arms). The Dodge failed to yield to the Amtrak Train coming from Williston going to Stanley. The Amtrak train collided with the Dodge, pushing the Dodge down the train tracks for a short distance before the dodge was pushed off the tracks.  

The Dodge was occupied by 3 males. 17-year-old male driver in critical condition that was transferred to Minot Trinity Hospital, a 15-year-old male passenger pronounced dead on scene, and a 17-year-old male passenger pronounced dead at Williston CHI due extent of injuries sustained in the crash.  

This Crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. 

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