Trucking Accident In Bakken Region Involves Invert Spill And Loss Of Life

The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported details of a trucking accident that occurred on Friday, October 21. A semi tanker-trailer was traveling on Highway 22 in the Bakken region at about 12:15 a.m. when the driver lost control for an unknown reason.

Spill Contained

When the big rig rolled over and into a ditch, the tanker trailer separated from the cab. Invert, a fluid used in the drilling process, leaked from the tanker, although crews were able to contain the spill.

Occupants Ejected

According to the Bismarck Tribune, both the driver and his passenger were ejected in the accident. The passenger, a 23-year-old from Reeder, did not survive. The trucker, a 24-year-old from Dickinson, sustained unspecified injuries. Emergency personnel transported him to a local hospital.

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