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.
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.