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Driver killed in western North Dakota crash

A Ford pickup truck rear-ended a Chevrolet pickup truck, forcing the Chevrolet into the ditch, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. The Ford also went into the ditch and rolled over.

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BOWMAN, N.D. — A driver was fatally injured Monday, Oct. 17, in a collision in Bowman County,in the southwest corner of North Dakota.

The crash happened about 5:10 p.m. on U.S. Highway 85 around 2 miles north of Bowman, according to the state Highway Patrol.

A 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was headed north on U.S. Highway 85 and was slowing down to turn right.

A 2002 Ford F-150 pickup truck was also headed north and had just passed a semi. The Ford then merged back into the right lane between the semi and the Chevrolet, the patrol said.

The Ford rear-ended the Chevrolet, forcing the Chevrolet into the ditch, the patrol said. The Ford also went into the ditch and rolled over.

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The Ford driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the pickup, the patrol said.

Medics took the Ford driver, a 77-year-old Bowman man, to Bowman Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Chevrolet driver, a 67-year-old man, and his passenger, a 66-year-old woman, both from Bowman, were not injured. Both were wearing their seat belts, the patrol said.

Authorities have not yet released the names of the motorists involved in the crash, which the Highway Patrol is investigating.

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