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Authorities identify semi driver killed in North Dakota crash

The Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. There have been no citations issued or charges filed.

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PLAZA, N.D. — Authorities have identified a semi driver killed in a crash Friday, Sept. 16, in western North Dakota.

The driver killed was Marco Arreola-Ibarra, 33, of Garrison, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

The crash happened shortly after 9 a.m. when a 2013 Ford F-350 pickup truck was northbound on 61st Avenue Northwest at the intersection of McLean County Road 2, 14 miles south of Plaza.

The F-350, driven by Kristine Wilkens, 36, of Ryder, failed to yield at the intersection and collided with a westbound 2007 Freightliner semi, the patrol said.

The semi rolled into the northwest ditch and two passengers managed to crawl out. Both men were wearing seat belts and were injured, the patrol said.

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The driver of the semi, Arreola-Ibarra, died at the scene. It was unclear whether he was wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.

The pickup driver, Wilkens, was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, the patrol said.

The Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. There have been no citations issued or charges filed.

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