2 teens die in crash with train near Williston

The driver suffered life-threatening injuries, and both of his passengers died. None of them were wearing seat belts.

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WILLISTON, N.D. — Two teens died and another was seriously injured when their truck was struck by a train northeast of Williston on Monday, April 3.

A Dodge Ram 1500 driven by a 17-year-old boy from Williston was eastbound on 57th Street Northwest at about 8:17 p.m. when it failed to yield to an Amtrak Train at a railroad crossing with no arms, according to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

The train struck the Dodge, pushing it down the tracks for a short distance before the truck was pushed off the tracks, the release said.

The driver of the Dodge was taken to a Minot hospital with life-threatening injuries, the release said.

One passenger, a 15-year-old boy from Williston, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release. The other passenger, a 17-year-old boy from Williston, died from his injuries at a Williston hospital, the release said.


None of the boys were wearing seat belts during the crash, which remains under investigation.

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