ANAMOOSE, N.D. — Two people died in a head-on crash when their vehicle was struck by a pickup on Thursday, March 4, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.

The crash occurred at about 7:27 p.m. on U.S. Highway 52, 1 mile southeast of Anamoose, N.D.

The patrol said Jordan Timm, 30, of Harvey, N.D., was traveling northwest on the two-lane highway in a 2016 Ford F-150 when he entered the opposite lane to pass a semi-truck. While attempting to pass the semi-truck, the driver struck a 2006 Pontiac Montana minivan head-on.

The minivan rolled into the south ditch, coming to rest on its side; the pickup remained on the highway.

The minivan driver, Julia Aultman, 49, of Martin, N.D., and her passenger, Patrick Hugi, 55, of Martin, died at the scene, the patrol said.

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Timm was flown to Trinity Hospital in Minot for injuries suffered in the crash.

The drivers were wearing seat belts; the passenger in the minivan was not, the patrol said.

The patrol is continuing to investigate the crash.