MANNING, N.D. — The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports a 40-year-old man from Kalispell, Mont., died in a two-vehicle crash in western North Dakota.
According to a press release, the crash occurred at 4:52 p.m. Thursday, July 11, on Highway 22 two miles south of Manning.
The 40-year-old driver was parked in the northbound right lane of a passing zone blocking off a hazmat cleanup crew working on the highway.
A 29-year-old driver from Chehalis, Wash., was heading north on Highway 22 when he rear ended the Montana man's vehicle, pushing it off the roadway and into a ditch.
The driver from Washington was taken to CHI St. Alexius in Dickinson to be treated for injuries.
The 40-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. He was not wearing a seat belt.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating to determine if the younger driver could be charged in the accident.
The names of both men will be released once their families are notified.
The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.