A 79-year-old Monango man was killed in a semitrailer-SUV crash 6 miles northeast of Edgeley Thursday afternoon, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The patrol said the crash occurred at 3:53 p.m., when the Monango man was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer SUV south on 85th Avenue Southeast and continued through the intersection with LaMoure County Road 34. The Chevrolet was struck by a 2001 Peterbilt semitrailer that was hauling a full load of corn on County Road 34. The semitrailer was driven by a 41-year-old man from Stirum, N.D. The semitrailer entered the south ditch and rolled, coming to rest on the driver’s side. The Chevrolet went into the north ditch and rolled.
The Monango man died as a result of his injuries. It was not known if he wore a seat belt.
The Stirum man wore a seat belt. He was transported by ambulance to Jamestown Regional Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries.
The names of both men will be released at a later time, according to the patrol. The patrol is continuing to investigate the crash.
The LaMoure County Sheriff’s Office, Edgeley Ambulance and LaMoure Ambulance also responded to the scene.