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Updated: Dickinson man dies in Monday morning accident

A man at the scene of a Monday morning accident surveys the scene while crews clear the area. An unidentified man was killed when the car he was driving north on Third Avenue West struck a semi truck that was turning south onto the same road. The license plate has been obscured by The Press to protect the victim's anonymity until his family is notified.2 / 2

A Dickinson man died early Monday morning after an accident in north Dickinson.

Zachary Honeyman, 28, was traveling north on Third Avenue West north of Walmart in a white Kia Sportage when it struck a Kenworth semi truck hauling a construction trailer, said Sgt. Shawn Skogen of the North Dakota Highway Patrol, who was investigating the scene.

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Honeyman’s car became pinned under the trailer. He was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene. Skogen said there were no skid marks near the crash scene.

The accident happened at about 5:30 a.m., according to Dickinson police officers.

The truck, driven Louis Vollmer, 69, of Mellette, S.D., was turning south onto Third Avenue West off 29th Street West.

Traffic on Third Avenue West was detoured to a sideroad at 26th Street West and 29th Street West while the scene was cleared.

Third Avenue West, part of Highway 22, is one of the main routes to the oilfields north of Dickinson and is a heavily trafficked road.

The Dickinson Fire Department and the Dickinson Ambulance also responded to the accident.

The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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 was a key part of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, and oversaw The Press' Sweepstakes and General Excellence wins in 2014, as well as its national first-place honors for Community Leadership in the Inland Daily Press Association and contributed to the first-place Inland award for Investigative Reporting. As the newspaper's editor, he writes an occasional Sunday column, is a member of The Press' Editorial Board, contributes feature stories and breaking news, designs pages, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports and action movies, exercises whenever his schedule allows, and spends every minute he can with his wife and son.

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