Two Fort Yates residents killed in collision early WednesdayTwo people died in a two-vehicle collision early Wednesday near Fort Yates, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
By: By Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
Two people died in a two-vehicle collision early Wednesday near Fort Yates, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The crash happened at 12:40 a.m. on Highway 24 about 4 miles north of Fort Yates.
The Patrol said a Honda Accord driven by Matthew Penny, 21, Fort Yates, was northbound on Highway 24 when it crossed the center line. Jenna Wade May Claymore, 23, Fort Yates, the driver of a southbound Plymouth Voyager, attempted to take evasive action by hitting the brakes, but the Accord struck the passenger side of the Plymouth Voyager.
Penny and Claymore were injured and transported to Medcenter One, Bismarck, along with an infant in the Claymore vehicle. Two other passengers in the Claymore vehicle, Luree Carol Claymore, 34, and Clay Charles Claymore, 28, both of Fort Yates, were pronounced dead at the scene, the patrol said.
No adults in the vehicles were wearing seat belts.
The patrol said alcohol was a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.