Police identify 29-year-old Williston woman killed in Williams County crash

The two-vehicle crash happened Saturday, Aug. 27 near Trenton, North Dakota.

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A 29-year-old Williston, North Dakota woman was killed in a head-on crash just outside of Trenton, North Dakota Saturday, Aug. 27.
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TRENTON, ND — The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the woman killed in a crash Saturday, Aug. 28 as Kassandra Cote, 29, of Williston, North Dakota.

According to the NDHP report, the accident happened on Highway 1804 near mile marker 332, approximately 1 mile west of Trenton, North Dakota at around 4:20 p.m.

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The report states that a Ford F250, driven by Lester Lafollette, 67, of Williston, was traveling westbound on Hwy 1804 near mile marker 332. A Nissan Xterra, driven by Cote, was traveling eastbound on Hwy 1804. According to the report, Cote crossed into the westbound lane of travel as Lafollette attempted to avoid Cote's Nissan. The vehicles truck head on.

Both vehicles came to rest in the roadway. Cote was pronounced deceased on scene; she was not wearing a seat belt.

Lafollette, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured in the crash.


The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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