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N.D. resident dies in car-semi collision Saturday

The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the North Dakota resident who was killed in a head-on car-semi-truck collision Saturday.

The patrol said Sunday that 30-year-old Johanna E. Njos, Rhame, N.D., died in the crash, which happened at 3:18 p.m. Saturday in Slope County on U.S. Highway 85, west of Amidon.

Njos was driving a 2009 Ford Fusion westbound on the highway and started to negotiate a left-hand curve when she lost control of the car. It slid and rotated on the ice-covered highway into the northeast lane of travel, colliding on the passenger side with a northeast-bound 2002 Mack semi-truck with flatbed trailer driven by Pedro A. Hernandez, 55, Perryton, Texas. Both vehicles slid into the south ditch after the collision.

The patrol said Hernandez could not take evasive action to avoid the car. He was not injured.

Road conditions at the time were ice-covered due to windy conditions with blowing snow.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

The crash is under investigation.

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