Williams County Injury Crash
July 19, 2023
An injury crash occurred on July 22 at approximately 8:45 a.m. CT on Hwy. 2 near mile marker 60 approximately four miles east of Ray, ND.
A 2023 Hyundai Elantra driven by Jonathan Kamner with two passengers, Olivia Kamner and a 3-year-old male, all from Plentywood, MT, was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 2 in the right lane. A 1999 Freightliner hauling a tanker trailer, driven by Brandon Scott, Winona, TX, was traveling south on an unnamed road. The freightliner failed to yield the right of way, crossed the westbound lanes, entered the median crossover, turning east onto Hwy 2. The freightliner turned into the right eastbound lane in front of the Hyundai. The Hyundai struck the rear end of the Freightliner’s trailer. The Freightliner came to rest on the eastbound shoulder. The Hyundai came to rest in the south ditch. The occupants of the Hyundai were transported by ambulance to Tioga Medical Center. The female occupant was later transferred to Trinity Health, Minot, ND.
The crash remains under investigation of the North Dakota Highway Patrol.