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Montana woman dies after vehicle hits semi

WATFORD CITY -- A Huson, Mont., woman died after her vehicle swerved in front of an oncoming semi truck and trailer near Watford City on Thursday morning, according to a North Dakota Highway Patrol report.

Vicki Lunn, 54, was traveling north in her 1987 Toyota 4Runner on Highway 85 at about 11 a.m. near mile marker 142. Elliot Ginn, 55, of Phoenix, was driving a 2008 Kenworth semi hauling gravel with passenger Edward Fries, 56, of Ocean Shores, Wash.

Lunn’s vehicle swerved into the southbound lane, causing Ginn to turn his truck right, onto the west shoulder. The front driver’s corner of Lunn’s vehicle struck the semi’s front driver’s corner. Lunn’s vehicle rolled and came to rest mostly in the southbound lane, facing northeast on its left side. Lunn was ejected from her vehicle and died at the scene.

Neither Ginn nor Fries were injured. Ginn’s truck was moderately damaged.