Bismarck woman dies in crash south of Mandan

Troopers are investigating the crash for potential charges, a news release said.


MANDAN, N.D. — The North Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash 6 miles south of Mandan.

A 69-year-old woman died Thursday, March 16, after a 2021 Ford Expedition crossed over into her lane and hit her 2017 Honda CR-V on Highway 6, according to a news release.

The Ford, which was driven by a 46-year-old woman from Bentley, North Dakota, was northbound and the Honda was driving south at the time of the head-on collision, the release said.

State troopers said the Bentley woman was wearing a seat belt, but it’s unknown if the 69-year-old was wearing one, too.

Both were taken to a hospital, where the 69-year-old was declared dead, the release said.


The road was covered with snow and ice at the time of the crash. There also was blowing snow, the release said.

The Highway Patrol didn’t identify the drivers. Troopers are investigating whether charges should be filed, according to the release.

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