KILLDEER, N.D. — A Dickinson, N.D., woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash 4 miles south of Killdeer, N.D., Friday, Sept. 17, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
According to a statement released by NDHP, at approximately 4:20 p.m., the unnamed woman was driving a 2002 Mercury Sable, headed north on Highway 22.
At the same time, a 2014 Link belt crane driven by Carl Aberle II, 33, from Center, N.D, and a Ford F250 driven by Curtis Ylitalo, 32, from Dickinson, were headed south on the same highway.
According to officials, the Mercury crossed the center line and sideswiped the crane. The Mercury then spun in the highway before being struck head on by the Ford and coming to a stop in the middle of the highway.
The Dickinson woman wasn't wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was ejected form the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Aberle and Ylitalo were both wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Aberle was not injured, and Ylitalo suffered minor injuries.
The woman's name will be released after her family is notified. The crash remains under investigation.