2-vehicle crash in Richland County leaves both drivers injured

The investigation into the crash is ongoing, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Crash Report FSA

RICHLAND COUNTY, ND — Both drivers involved in a two-vehicle collision in Richland County on Thursday, Feb. 2, received non-life threatening injuries.

Robyn Opatril, a 42-year-old woman from Wahpeton, was traveling east around 5:30 p.m. in her Chevy Traverse on 76th Street Southeast when she approached the intersection of Richland County 1, just 3 miles north of Mooreton, North Dakota, according to a report from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

After failing to yield the right of way at the intersection, Opatril's vehicle was struck in a T-bone style by a Chevy Malibu, driven by 39-year-old Leslie Reiland of Colfax, North Dakota. Reiland had been traveling north on Richland County 1, the report said.

Both vehicles were propelled into the east ditch of County 1.

Reiland was transferred by ambulance to Sanford Hospital for treatment for injuries that were not life threatening. Opatril sustained minor injuries in the crash, the report added. Both drivers were wearing a seat belt.


Blowing snow was present at the time of the crash, while road conditions we good, according to the report.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing, according to the patrol.

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