Authorities seek help identifying hit-and-run driver in McKenzie County

A Watford City man was seriously injured after an unknown truck hauling a flatbed trailer side swiped the Watford City man's truck.

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MCKENZIE COUNTY, N.D. — The North Dakota Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help to find a hit-and-run driver involved in a crash early Monday, Jan. 23, that injured a 48-year-old Watford City man.

Around 6:30 a.m., Monday, the man was traveling east on Highway 85 near mile marker 151, or about a mile west of Arnegard, North Dakota, according to a report from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

An unknown truck hauling a flatbed trailer was traveling west and crossed into the eastbound lanes, side swiping the Watford City man's truck, a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, before continuing west, the report said.

The man driving the Chevrolet was seriously injured and was taken to the McKenzie County Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time, according to the report.

The Highway Patrol said roads were icy at the time of the crash and the injured man was not wearing a seat belt.


Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Highway Patrol at 701-328-2447.

Arnegard is in the northwest corner of North Dakota, or about 11 miles west of Watford City.

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