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SUV keeps driving after seriously injuring 9-year-old pedestrian, North Dakota Highway Patrol says

The boy, from New Town, was flown to Trinity Health in Minot to be treated for serious injuries, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.

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NEW TOWN, N.D. — A 9-year-old boy received life-threatening injuries when an SUV hit him in western North Dakota at about 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.

The crash happened on Highway 23 about 4 miles west of New Town on the Fort Berthold Reservation, roughly 150 miles northwest of Bismarck.

A 2002 Ford Expedition was traveling west on Highway 23 when it struck the boy who was in the westbound lane, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

The Expedition kept traveling west on Highway 23 and was later found by the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, the patrol said.

The boy, from New Town, was flown to Trinity Health in Minot to be treated for life-threatening injuries, the patrol said.

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It's not clear why the boy was in the road or why the SUV was unable to avoid him.

The Expedition driver, a 27-year-old man from Torreon, New Mexico, was not injured in the crash, the patrol said.

Authorities have not released the names of the boy and the Expedition driver.

A statement from the Highway Patrol said charges are pending against the driver.

The Three Affiliated Tribes Police Department and Bureau of Indian Affairs are investigating the crash with help from the Highway Patrol.

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