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Man killed in highway accident near Cartwright

CARTWRIGHT -- A 53-year-old man died after skidding past the stop sign and colliding with a semi truck at McKenzie County Road 16 and U.S. Highway 200 about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The Harlowton, Mont., man was headed southbound in a Geo Sedan on County Road 16 at the time of the crash, and the Freightliner truck that hit him was traveling west on Highway 200.

When the sedan entered the intersection in Cartwright, the truck hit it on its left side and then veered toward the ditch. The Geo then rotated and skidded back toward the Freightliner, and was hit on the other side.

The man killed was not wearing a seatbelt.

Fred Bell of St. Maries, Idaho, the driver of the truck, was not injured.

Two injured early Wednesday morning

In another crash, two occupants of a minivan were injured after the vehicle turned left in front of a semi on Highway 40 at Second Street Southeast in Tioga at about 12:40 a.m. Wednesday.

Alisa Courchane, 37, and Marcus Richter, 34, were taken by ambulance to the Tioga Medical Center, and were later flown to Trinity Hospital in Minot by air ambulance.