UPDATE: One killed, two injured in rear-end crash south of Jamestown, N.D.One young man was killed and two young men were injured in a rear-end crash south of Jamestown Saturday afternoon, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
One young man was killed and two young men were injured in a rear-end crash south of Jamestown Saturday afternoon, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The patrol said a 75-year-old man was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer southbound on U.S. Highway 281 Saturday. At about 2:45 p.m., he slowed and stopped to turn left about 2 miles south of Jamestown. A 2003 GMC Yukon with three occupants — ages 17, 20 and 21 — was southbound behind the Trailblazer. The Yukon struck the Trailblazer’s right-rear corner, slid into the west ditch, rolled several times and came to rest in the ditch. The Trailblazer was pushed into the east ditch.
All three men in the Yukon were ejected during the crash. One passenger was killed at the scene and the driver and another passenger suffered serious injuries and were taken by ambulance to Jamestown Regional Medical Center. They were airlifted to Sanford, Fargo. They were not wearing seat belts.
The Trailblazer’s driver was not injured. He was wearing a seat belt.
The drivers’ and passengers’ names have not been released.
The Yukon was totaled in the crash and the Trailblazer sustained $6,000 damage.
The patrol, Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office, Jamestown Rural Fire Department and Jamestown Ambulance responded to the crash.
The crash remains under investigation. No further information was available.