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West Fargo woman dies in head-on crash with semi in northeast North Dakota

The SUV drifted into the lane of an oncoming 2021 International semi before the fatal head-on crash, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.

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ARDOCH, N.D. — Authorities have identified a driver killed in a crash Thursday, March 10, near Ardoch, a small town about 25 miles northwest of Grand Forks.

Amanda Thompson, 26, of West Fargo died in the crash that occurred about 10 a.m., according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Thompson was driving a 2021 Honda CR-V north on U.S. Highway 81, a mile west-northwest of Ardoch. The SUV drifted into the lane of an oncoming 2021 International semi before the fatal head-on crash, the patrol said.

The driver of the semi, Duane Cummings, 78, of Bancroft, Wisconsin, was not injured. Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time.

The crash remains under investigation.

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