Fatal Commercial Truck Crash Near Cartwright

A two-vehicle truck versus truck crash occurred that involved a fatal injury at about noon on 1/14/2022, at the intersection of McKenzie County Rd. 16 and 154th Ave NW, about 6 miles north of Cartwright, in McKenzie County, North Dakota. A red 2001 Freightliner truck towing a tanker loaded with 165 barrels of salt water was traveling west on McKenzie County Road 16. A white 2014 Volvo truck towing an empty side-dump trailer was northbound on 154th Ave NW. The Volvo failed to stop at a stop sign, striking the left side of the Freightliner. The driver of the Volvo was transported the hospital in Sidney, MT where he died of his injuries. The driver of the Freightliner was not injured.

No hazardous materials were released from original containment.

This crash is under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.


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