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Off-duty deputy seriously injured in western North Dakota crash

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — A McKenzie County sheriff’s deputy was flown to Bismarck Friday, June 7, for treatment of serious injuries suffered in a crash near Watford City, the Bismarck Tribune reported.

North Dakota Highway Patrol reported the crash occurred 9:40 a.m. Friday on North Dakota Highway 1806, 2 miles north of Watford City.

The Highway Patrol said a 57-year-old Sidney, Mont., man driving north in a Kenworth semi rear-ended a 24-year-old Watford City woman stopped to turn left into a driveway.

Her vehicle spun into the middle of the roadway and caught fire. She was removed from the Chevrolet Tahoe as it was on fire. The other driver, who was uninjured, stopped on the road ahead, according to Highway Patrol’s report.

The Highway Patrol’s account aligns with information from earlier Friday from the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, who reported that a deputy had been flown to Bismarck for treatment of serious injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash north of Watford City.

Sheriff Matt Johansen was out of the office and unavailable for comment.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts, according to Highway Patrol, who is investigating the crash.

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