No injuries in snowplow accidentNo injuries were reported when a snowplow clearing N.D. Highway 52 was hit by a car Monday near Jamestown, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
No injuries were reported when a snowplow clearing N.D. Highway 52 was hit by a car Monday near Jamestown, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The patrol said Dustin Collins, 17, 8141 28th St. S.E., was driving a 2007 Saturn Vue southbound on Highway 52 in the left lane at noon Monday about 2 miles north of Jamestown. Darryl Dockter, 60, 709 11th Ave. S.W., was driving a 2005 Mack snowplow truck and plowing snow on the shoulder of the southbound lane ahead of Collins. Docktor turned left to clear snow off the crossover and Collins turned left to avoid hitting the plow but struck the front tire and plow of the truck. The Saturn came to a rest in the median and the Mack truck ended up on the crossover. Collins had been going about 60 mph at the time of the crash and Dockter had been driving at about 30 mph, the patrol said.
Michelle Collins, 16, 8141 28th St. S.E., was a passenger in the Saturn. The patrol said the occupants of both vehicles were wearing seat belts and the air bags deployed in the Saturn.
The Collins’ car was totaled by the crash while the Mack truck sustained $3,000 in damage.
The crash is still under investigation.