Published March 25, 2024

Fatal Crash Near Langdon

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What: Fatality
Where: State Highway 5 MM 281, 1 mi east of Langdon
When: 21:45 (09:45) PM CDST on 3/23/2024
Road Conditions: Good
Weather Conditions: clear, dark no lighting
Crash Involvement: Vehicle v. Vehicle
Type of Crash: Head on
Agencies Involved: Langdon ambulance, Langdon Fire, Cavalier County SO, NDHP
Vehicle No. 1: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
Driver No. 1: Ryan Wells; fatal injuries; 26 yo; male; Langdon, ND
Restraints: seatbelt
Charges: none
Vehicle No. 2: 2008 Chevrolet Silverado
Driver No. 2: Susan Sossamon; 75 yo; female; serious injuries; Osnabrock, ND
Restraints: seatbelt
Charges: none
Passenger No. 1: Dale Baldwin; 80 yo; male; serious injuries; Osnabrock, ND
Restraints: seatbelt
NARRATIVE: The white Malibu was westbound on State Highway 5. Sossamon was
eastbound on State Highway 5. The Malibu entered the eastbound lanes of traffic and struck
Sossamon head on. The driver of the Malibu suffered fatal injuries from the crash while those
in the pickup; Baldwin and Sossamon, suffered serious injuries. Sossamon and Baldwin were
brought to Langdon Prairie Health to be treated for their injuries. The name will be released
at a later date for the driver of the Malibu. The crash remains under investigation by the

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