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Published January 31, 2024

Fatal Crash Near Minnewaukan

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ND Highway Patrol


What: Fatality
Where: US Highway 281 and ND Highway 19 Intersection; approximately 3 miles north of
Minnewaukan, ND
When: January 30, 2024, at 11:35 AM CST
Road Conditions: Good, dry
Weather Conditions: Sunny, clear
Crash Involvement: Vehicle/Vehicle
Type of Crash: Right angle
Agencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Benson County Sheriff’s Office, Leeds Fire
& Rescue, Minnewaukan Fire & Rescue, and Leeds Ambulance Service
Vehicle No. 1: 2011 Honda Element
Driver No. 1: Female; 67 years old; Maddock, ND; Fatal injuries
Restraints: Seatbelt worn and airbags deployed
Vehicle No. 2: 2001 Kenworth T800 and 2023 Wilson Hopper Bottom semi-trailer
Driver No. 2: Male; 46 years old; Minnewaukan, ND; Minor injuries
Restraints: No seatbelt worn and no airbags deployed

NARRATIVE: Unit 1 was westbound on ND Highway 19 at the stop sign regulated
intersection with US Highway 281. Unit 2 was northbound on US Highway 281. The driver of
Unit 1 disregarded the stop sign, entered the intersection, and was struck by Unit 2 at a right
angle. Unit 1 entered the west ditch of US Highway 281, where if came to rest on its right side.
Unit 2 entered the east ditch of US Highway 281, where it came to rest on its top.
The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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