DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A 79-year-old Devils Lake woman is dead following a crash just outside of Devils Lake Friday night, Aug. 30.
A 2000 Chevrolet Impala, driven by the Devils Lake woman, was observed traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of traffic on U.S. Highway 2 from a rural Ramsey County location, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said in a press release. A witness who observed the wrong way motorist enter the eastbound lane immediately called 911.
Approximately 1 to 1.5 miles after entering the westbound lanes of traffic, the Chevrolet Impala struck a 2014 Kia Optima head-on.
The Impala came to rest on its wheels mostly in the center median facing southeast. The Kia Optima, driven by a 23-year-old Devils Lake woman, came to rest on its wheels in a right turn lane facing east-southeast.
The driver of the Kia and her newborn child were transported by ambulance to CHI Saint Alexius Hospital in Devils Lake. The driver was later flown to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks for injuries sustained in the crash. The newborn child was discharged from medical care and released to her father.
Names are being withheld pending notification of family members and next of kin. The names of the adult parties involved will be released Saturday evening.