The North Dakota Highway Patrol released the name of the man killed in a head-on collision Wednesday, July 10, on North Dakota Highway 23 in McKenzie County.
Steven Candelaria, 29, of Los Alamos, N.M., was driving a 2014 Ford Raptor eastward, about nine miles from Watford City, at 10:56 p.m. when he entered the westward lane at a high rate of speed. The patrol said Candelaria was called in for reckless driving.
Candelaria reached the top of the hill near mile marker 13 in the wrong lane when a westbound International Semi, driven by John Farris, 48, of Hooper, Utah, collided with the Ford truck.
The Raptor overturned and came to a rest on its wheels facing north on the south shoulder of the highway. The semi-truck went off the north shoulder and jack-knifed.
Candelaria was pronounced dead at the scene.
Shortly after, an eastbound semi-truck sustained damage from the debris of the crash. Farris was transported to McKenzie County Hospital where he was treated for injuries.
Both vehicles airbags deployed. Farris was wearing his seat belt, Candelaria was not.
Also responding to the crash were McKenzie County Sheriff's Office, McKenzie County Ambulance Service, McKenzie County Fire Department and Keene Fire Department.
The crash remains under investigation.