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One dead, two injured in crash near New Town

NEW TOWN--A Watford City man is dead and two others were injured during a two-vehicle crash 10 miles west of New Town on North Dakota Highway 23 on Saturday night, according to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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NEW TOWN-A Watford City man is dead and two others were injured during a two-vehicle crash 10 miles west of New Town on North Dakota Highway 23 on Saturday night, according to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Ryan Manning, 24 of Watford City, was killed after the 2012 Dodge pickup truck he was driving eastbound on ND Highway 23 collided with a 2012 Ford pickup that was going westbound on Saturday.

According to the report, the driver of the Ford, Hilarion Gomez, 46 of Chubbuck, Idaho, failed to maintain control of the trailer that was attached to the pickup causing the trailer to jackknife. Manning attempted to swerve to avoid striking the trailer but was unable and struck the trailer head-on.
Manning's vehicle came to rest on the shoulder and the trailer came to rest on its side in the westbound lane. The Ford pickup went off the road and overturned, landing on its passenger side in the north ditch.
Manning was pronounced dead at the scene. Passengers in the Dodge pickup, Jeffrey Hespe, 24 of Watford City and Tyler Barrie, 27 of Hillman, Mich., each sustained injuries and were transported to Stanley for medical treatment.

Gomez was not injured in the crash.

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