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Teen driver killed after colliding with semi in western North Dakota

The deceased, who was ejected from his car, is a boy from Watford City.

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WATFORD CITY, N.D. — A 16-year-old boy has died after his car crashed into a semi outside of Watford City on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

The boy from Watford City was ejected from his car at about 8:30 a.m. when his 2000 Toyota Avalon lost traction on an icy Highway 23 and crossed into oncoming traffic, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

The car hit the truck, which was hauling an empty side-dump trailer, about 6.5 miles east of Watford City, the patrol said.

The driver of the semi, 58-year-old Steven Alderin of Watford City, was uninjured and wearing a seat belt.

The boy died at the scene of the crash, according to the NDHP, and it is unclear if he was wearing a seat belt. The patrol has not released his name.


The crash remains under investigation.

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