McKenzie Co. Three Vehicle Injury Crash Occurs West Of New Town June 6

A three vehicle multi-injury crash occurred June 6 at approximately 2:39 p.m. CT on Hwy. 23 at approximately 14 miles west of New Town.

A 1969 Ford Mustang with its left turn signal activated was stopped near the fog line facing west waiting to make a left turn off Hwy. 23 onto a gravel road. The Ford Mustang was waiting for a 2022 Ford F-150 traveling east on Hwy. 23 before turning left onto the gravel road. A 2005 Nissan Murano was also traveling west on Hwy. 23 behind the Ford Mustang. The Nissan Murano struck the rear of the Ford Mustang. The Ford Mustang came to rest in the north ditch of Hwy. 23. The Nissan Murano entered the east lane of Hwy. 23 and struck the 2022 Ford F-150. The Nissan Murano came to rest in the middle of Hwy. 23. The Ford F-150 came to rest on the shoulder of the road.

Ronald Klimpel, 45, driver of the Ford Mustang, sustained serious injuries and was flown to Sanford Hospital, Bismarck. He was accompanied by Linda Klimpel,42, who sustained minor injuries and was released on scene.

Richard Booker, 76, Michigan, ND, driver of the Nissan Murano, also sustained serious injuries and was transported to McKenzie County Health, Watford City, but was later transferred to Sanford Hospital, Fargo. Ausha Scales, 42, Michigan, ND, passenger in the Nissan Murano, sustained serious injuries and was flown to Sanford Hospital, Fargo. The 8-year-old male juvenile passenger in the Nissan Murano sustained serious injuries and was flown to Trinity Hospital, Minot, but was later transferred to Sanford Hospital, Fargo.

Phillip Tyra, driver of the Ford F-150, sustained minor injuries and was released on scene.

Agencies involved were: North Dakota Highway Patrol, McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, McKenzie County Ambulance, and New Town Ambulance.

 

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