ANAMOOSE, N.D. — Two people died in a head-on crash when their vehicle was struck by a pickup on Thursday, March 4, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.

The crash occurred at about 7:27 p.m. on U.S. Highway 52, 1 mile southeast of Anamoose, N.D.

The patrol said a 29-year-old Harvey, N.D., man was traveling northwest on the two-lane highway in a 2016 Ford F-150 when he entered the opposite lane to pass a semi-truck. While attempting to pass the semi-truck, the driver struck a 2006 Pontiac Montana minivan head-on.

The minivan rolled into the south ditch, coming to rest on its side; the pickup remained on the highway. The minivan driver, a 49-year-old woman from Martin, N.D., and her passenger, a 55-year-old man from Martin, were dead at the scene, the patrol said.

The driver of the Ford was flown to Trinity Hospital in Minot for injuries sustained in the crash.

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The drivers were wearing seat belts; the passenger in the minivan was not, the patrol said.

Names were not immediately released pending notification of relatives, the patrol said. The patrol is continuing to investigate the crash.