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Published September 24, 2023

8 Injured near Makoti

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ND Highway Patrol

What: Injury Crash
Where: The intersection of Highway 23 and 338th St NW (near mile marker 81) approximately
1.5 miles north of Makoti, ND.
When: September 23, 2023, at approximately 0549 PM CST
Road Conditions: Wet
Weather Conditions: Cloudy
Crash Involvement: Vehicle vs Vehicle
Agencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Ward County Sheriff’s Office, Garrison-Max
Ambulance, Trinty Health First Response Ambulance, Ryder-Makoti Ambulance, Ryder Fire
Vehicle No. 1: 2010 Lincoln Navigator
Driver No. 1: Elmer Flying Horse, 45 year old male, Newtown, ND – seriously injured.
Restraints: seatbelt in use
Passenger No. 1: Norma Flying Horse, 41 year old female, Newtown ND – seriously injured.
Restraints: unknown
Passenger No. 2: Ethelyn Moccasin, 65 year old female – minor injuries
Restraints: seatbelt in use
Passenger No. 3: Ronnetta Moccasin, 36 year old female – seriously injured.
Restraints: seatbelt not in use
Passenger No. 4: – Juvenile female (10 months old), minor injuries
Restraints: Forward facing car seat
Passenger No. 5: Juvenile male (5 years old) – minor injuries
Restraints: unknown
Vehicle No. 2: 2023 Toyota Rav4
Driver No. 2: Patricia Markwardt, 80 year old, female, Elida, NM – minor injuries
Restraints: seatbelt in use
Passenger No. 1: Dennis Markwardt, 81 year old male, Elida, NM – Minor injuries
Restraints: seatbelt in use
The Toyota was traveling west on Hwy 23 near mile maker 81. The Lincoln was traveling south
on 338th St NW (County Road 9). The Lincoln failed to stop at the intersection marked with a
stop sign. The Toyota struck the Lincoln. The Lincoln rolled and came to rest on its top. One
occupant was ejected from the vehicle. All occupants of the Lincoln were transported to Trinity
Health in Minot by local ambulances. The occupants of the Toyota were transported by a
personal vehicle to Trinity Health.
The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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