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1 dead in Thursday collision in Dickinson; Police: Car struck Hummer after passing through red light

A 17-year-old Dickinson resident was killed in this collision on Highway 22 in Dickinson Thursday morning. Two others were involved, but suffered no serious injury.1 / 2
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A 17-year-old Dickinson resident died in a three-vehicle accident after going through a red light on Highway 22 in Dickinson Thursday morning.

Adam Horack was pronounced dead at the scene after authorities arrived to the crash, which happened just after 6 a.m. Two other individuals involved in the accident were not seriously injured.

A Hummer H2, driven by Catherine Riddick of Dickinson, was traveling west on 15th Street North and a Ford pickup carrying a trailer, driven by John Barrett of Westminster, Colo., was headed east on 15th Street North and was waiting in the intersection at Third Avenue West and Highway 22 to turn north, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

A Pontiac, driven by Horack was traveling south on Highway 22 and went through a red light, striking and flipping over Riddick's Hummer, according to the report and Riddick.

The mangled Pontiac was then pushed into Barrett's pickup. Riddick is a fitness instructor at Anytime Fitness, just a few blocks north of the accident.

"It all happened so fast," Riddick said Thursday. "The car came out of nowhere. It hit me and flipped the Hummer before it hit the Halliburton truck (Barrett). I'm shaken up, but happy to be alive. I've never been through anything like that before."

The vehicles came to rest on the west side of the intersection. Riddick said she sustained some bruises and a cut lip, but did not go to the hospital. Barrett -- a Halliburton employee -- was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital for a medical evaluation.

Barrett was treated for "cuts and bruises" and released Thursday, according to Halliburton spokesperson Susi McMichael.

The posted speed limit at the intersection is 25 mph. HP Sgt. Dan Haugen said the investigation into the crash was ongoing and declined to say how fast the Pontiac might have been traveling.

"God must have been looking out for me," Riddick said. "The force of the crash was unbelievable. I'm very sorry for the family of the young man who died. I knew it wasn't good when I didn't see anyone around that car after I climbed out."

Horack had been given a citation in August for operating without a valid license, according to court records.

Stevenson Funeral Home of Dickinson is handling Horack's funeral arraignments.

Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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