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Hazen man killed in semi crash outside of Mandaree


A 50-year-old Hazen man was killed Wednesday evening in a crash on Highway 22 outside of Mandaree in McKenzie County.


The man was driving a 2002 Freightliner semi truck behind a 2007 International semi truck being driven by a 30-year-old man from Nevada City, Calif.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, at about 6:12 p.m., the Hazen man was driving southbound when he approached the other vehicle from behind but did not stop or slow and ran into the rear end of the semi driven by the Nevada man, who was not injured.

The Hazen man was transported by air ambulance to Trinity Hospital in Minot, where he died from his injuries.

Dustin Monke
Monke came to The Dickinson Press in July 2006 as the newspaper's sports editor and was hired as its managing editor in March 2013. During his tenure at The Press, Monke has won multiple awards for sports reporting, feature reporting, column writing, page design and photography. He has been a key member of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, as well as the Press' Sweepstakes win in 2013. As the newspaper's editor, he writes a Sunday column, contributes feature stories, designs pages and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff.
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