Fiery crash in Mountrail County leaves two dead

New Town- Two semi-truck drivers are dead following a fiery crash on Saturday. The head on crash occurred near the northern edge of New Town.

The first semi was carrying crude oil, while the second was carrying frac sand.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the following statement:

“Vehicle 1 was westbound and Vehicle 2 eastbound on the Highway 23 bypass on the north edge of New Town. Both trucks were fully loaded and negotiating a curve. Vehicle 1 entered the eastbound lane. The trucks collided head-on. Vehicle 2 jackknifed in the roadway and started on fire. Vehicle 1 overturned and came to rest upright in the north ditch. Both vehicles burned completely. The crash is under investigation. Names are withheld pending identification.”

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