Williams County Fatal Crash, April 4

On April 4 at approximately 8:17 p.m. CT, a 2004 silver Dodge Ram 1500 was traveling east on 57th St. NW, Williston. The Dodge approached a marked railroad crossing (no arms). The Dodge failed to yield to the Amtrak train coming from Williston going to Stanley. The Amtrak train collided with the Dodge, pushing the Dodge down the train tracks for a short distance before the Dodge was pushed off the tracks.

The Dodge was occupied by 3 males, 17-year-old male driver in critical condition that was transferred to Trinity Hospital, Minot, a 15-year-old male passenger pronounced dead on scene, and a 17-year-old male passenger pronounced dead at Williston CHI due to the extent of injuries sustained in the crash. The driver and two passengers were all from Williston, ND.

At the time of the crash both the road and weather conditions were clear.

The agencies that responded to the crash were North Dakota Highway Patrol, Williams County Sheriff’s office, Williston Ambulance Service, and Williston Fire and Rescue.

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


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