N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Highway 52 was closed for three hours following a crash that killed a man Tuesday near Drake, ND.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports that a 31 year-old man was traveling eastbound on Highway 52, roughly five miles North of Drake when he crossed the center line and was struck head-on by a semi. The man’s pickup spun counterclockwise and came to rest on the shoulder. The semi left the road and jackknifed with it’s triple trailer coming to rest upright behind the overturned semi.
The 32 year-old semi driver was extricated and flown to Minot for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The pickup driver died on the scene. Crews spent three hours clearing the scene.
The NDHP says names will be released Wednesday. Velva Ambulance, Drake Fire and Rescue, McHenery County Sheriff, Harvey Fire and Rescue and Northstar Life Flight assisted in the accident.