Alleged Wrong-way, Drunk Driver Causes Fatal Accident in Williston, North Dakota
NORTH DAKOTA - A news article published on grandforksherald.com states that North Dakota Highway Patrol is currently investigating a severe wrong-way car accident on Highway 2, just north of Williston.*
North Dakota Highway Patrol published the names of the accident victims. According to the accident report, a 52-year-old man was operating his Dodge Ram pickup truck east in the westbound traffic lanes of Highway 2 when he collided with a Toyota Sienna that was heading west. The Toyota was transporting three occupants. A westbound Ford pickup truck was hit by accident debris.
The Toyota Sienna's driver, a 44-year-old woman from Williston, tragically died at the accident scene, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported. A third occupant in the motor vehicle, a 27-year-old from Jonesboro, Georgia, was transported to a Williston hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
According to the highway patrol, one of the drivers was allegedly charged with DUI and vehicular manslaughter. Highway 2 was closed down in the area for approximately 3.5 hours to investigate the accident and clean up the wrecked vehicles.
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