Dickinson man killed in semi, pickup accident near South Heart
A Dickinson man is dead after causing a two-vehicle accident Friday near South Heart, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Kenneth Jurgens, 57, was driving east in his 2014 Toyota Tundra pickup on Highway 10 when he ran a stop sign at the 121st Avenue Southwest intersection north of South Heart. Jurgens struck a freightliner truck driven by 26-year-old Jonathon Racanelli of Castle Rock, Colo., who was traveling southbound.
Racenelli applied the brakes but could not avoid Jurgens, who appeared to have driven under the trailer. The semi skidded to a stop a few hundred feet down the road, dragging the pickup with it.
Jurgens was declared dead at the scene. Racenelli was not injured. Both were wearing their seatbelts.
The pickup was total and the semi sustained approximately $5,000 in damages, according to the report.
The Belfield Ambulance Service, Dickinson Rural Fire and Rescue, Stark County Sheriff’s Department and Highway Patrol responded to the accident.
Weather was not a factor and driving conditions were normal, officials said.
The crash is still under investigation.