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Update: Man killed in 3-vehicle crash at intersection of Highways 22 and 73

MANDAREE -- A man was killed Tuesday morning after a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highways 22 and 73 about 4 miles north of Mandaree. The names of the victim and his passenger, who was injured, will be released after his family is n...

MANDAREE -- A man was killed Tuesday morning after a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highways 22 and 73 about 4 miles north of Mandaree.

The names of the victim and his passenger, who was injured, will be released after his family is notified, according to a North Dakota Highway Patrol report.

Lacey Eckert, 26, of Durango, Colo., was traveling east on Highway 73 in a 2012 Ford F-150 pickup shortly after 7 a.m. when she neglected to stop at a posted stop sign at the intersection of the two highways. She struck a 2008 GMC Sierra pickup that was traveling north on Highway 22. The GMC was in the process of slowing down to turn west onto Highway 73.

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The front end of the Ford struck the driver’s-side doors of the GMC, spun it counterclockwise and sent it into the east ditch, where it came to a rest about 50 feet into a pasture. The driver of the GMC died at the scene.

Following the collision of the two pickups, Craig Bruyere, 55, was traveling southbound in a 2007 Freightliner semi truck when he struck the Ford pickup on the roadway and spun it counterclockwise. The semi truck then overturned and came to a rest on its roof, blocking the northbound and turn lanes.

The crash blocked the intersection for nearly four hours, according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation. It reopened around 11 a.m.

Eckert was injured. Bruyere was not injured.

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Both Eckert and the person injured in the GMC were transported to Trinity Health in Minot.

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