(Updated 1-25-22) McKenzie County Fatality Crash

(Updated 1-25-22): At approximately 4:15 p.m. (CT) on Jan. 25, Highway 23 was opened again.

(Original Story): A 2000 Toyota Avalon was traveling eastbound in the left passing lane on Highway 23 near mile marker 6 in McKenzie County. The Toyota lost control on the icy roadway and crossed into westbound lane of travel in front an oncoming 2014 Peterbilt hauling an empty side dump. The Peterbilt attempted to move to the right shoulder. The Peterbilt and Toyota collided at a right angle partially in the westbound lane and north shoulder. The driver of the Toyota was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. This portion of Highway 23 is temporarily closed.

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


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