Before the semi got beside the Ford pickup, the wind flipped the Ford's trailer and it became detached, pulling the back end of the Ford to the right and causing the Ford to rotate left into the southbound lane, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.
"The vast majority of North Dakota legislators call themselves pro-life," writes columnist Jim Shaw. "They’re all about protecting the unborn. If they are really pro-life, they should pass a primary seat belt law and save lives of the born."
An investigation determined that the driver's phone records showed that he ended a phone conversation 10 seconds before the crash and that he accessed a Snapchat application on his phone 5 seconds before the crash, according to court documents filed in Cass County District Court.