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Stanley man dies in crash with dump truck

A Stanley, N.D., man died Wednesday following a crash with a dump truck in Mountrail County, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred at 11:38 a.m. when the 95-year-old driver of a 2016 Ford F150 was traveling west on U.S. Highway 2 about half a mile west of Stanley. The Ford lost control and began to fishtail into the median but the driver was able to steer the truck back onto the roadway.

As the Ford entered the roadway facing north, a 1993 Kenworth straight dump truck traveling west struck the passenger side of the Ford, causing it to spin into the ditch.

The Ford driver was transported by Stanley Ambulance Service to Mountrail County Health Center for treatment of injuries where he died, said patrol Sgt. Travis Skar, who responded to the crash.

The Kenworth driver, Tucker Hovda, 35, of Stanley, was not injured, the patrol said.

The Ford driver was wearing a seat belt and an airbag deployed.

Hovda was not wearing a seat belt.

The patrol is investigating the crash. The Mountrail County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene.

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