Published February 27, 2024

Traffic Fatality on US-83

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ND Highway Patrol release

What: Fatal Crash
Where: US-83 at mile marker 41 at the intersection with ND-34/64th St. SE just north of Hazelton
When: February 26, 2024, at approximately 9:30am
Road Conditions: Dry, clear
Weather Conditions: 5 mph wind, 43F
Crash Involvement: Pickup and Semi tractor-trailer
Type of Crash: Right Angle
Agencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol
Emmons County Sheriff’s Office
Linton Ambulance Service
Hazelton Fire Department
Braddock Fire Department
Vehicle No. 1: 1999 Peterbilt Tractor hauling loaded grain trailer
Driver No. 1: 23-year-old male, Napoleon, Not Injured
Restraints: Seat belt in use
Charges: None, under investigation
Vehicle No. 2: 1985 Chevrolet K20 pickup
Driver No. 2: 71-year-old male, Hazelton, Fatal Injuries
Restraints: Not in use
Charges: None, under investigation

NARRATIVE: A two-vehicle fatal crash happened on the north side of Hazelton on US-83, at
the intersection of 64th St. SE and ND-34. A semi hauling agricultural products was
northbound on US-83 from Linton to Sterling when it collided with a pickup that was
eastbound on 64th St SE, heading toward ND-34. The roadways intersecting US-83 were
posted with stop signs. The semi struck the right side of the pickup. Both vehicles came to
rest, interlocked, in the east ditch to the northeast of the intersection.

The 71-year-old driver of the pickup was extricated by Fire and EMS. The driver of the pickup was transported by ambulance to the Linton hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the semi was not injured and declined medical treatment. This crash is pending investigation by the North
Dakota Highway Patrol.

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