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2 Tuesday accidents at approximately same time take 2 lives

Two men died in separate accidents on North Dakota highways at approximately the same time Tuesday night, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Both accidents happened on roads highly trafficked by oil industry workers.

William Goff III, a 53-year-old man from Marcus, Wash., was killed when the 1998 Mazda pickup he was turning off 125th Avenue Northwest onto 22nd H Street Northwest -- approximately four miles south of Watford City -- when he was struck by 33-year-old Zebadiah Robins of Watford City.

Robins was traveling north on 125th Avenue Northwest in a 2002 Chevrolet K3500 and struck Goff's vehicle as he was turning. Both vehicles came to a rest in the east ditch following the collision.

Goff, who was not wearing any safety restraints, died at the scene. Robins was treated for injuries.

At about the same time, 2 miles west of Makoti on North Dakota Highway 23, a 33-year-old Makoti man was killed after being ejected from the 1995 Ford F-150 pickup he was driving.

The man, who has not been identified, was traveling east and was attempting to pass a 2005 Freightliner semi truck driven by 46-year-old Angela Herndon of Goldendale, Wash., as she began slowing to attempt a left-hand turn onto a gravel township road.

The Ford pickup overturned and ejected the driver, who was not wearing safety restraints, and came to a rest in the north ditch.

The semi came to a rest on the gravel township road, facing north. Herndon was not injured. Her semi sustained approximately $10,000 worth of damages.