Bakken Area Head-on Collision In Ward County

The North Dakota Highway Patrol provided details of a head-on collision that occurred in the Bakken region on Wednesday, August 26. The crash happened on a gravel road near Makoti in Ward County at about 4:75 p.m., according to the Daily Journal.

Motorist Allegedly Loses Control

Troopers say that a 33-year-old woman was driving a pickup truck on an unidentified gravel road when she reportedly attempted to pass multiple vehicles. She allegedly lost control of her vehicle, and it hit an oncoming car head-on.

One Killed, One Injured

The motorist in the car was a 26-year-old woman from Plaza. She did not survive the wreck. Emergency personnel transported the driver of the pickup to a hospital in Minot for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident.

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