The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported details of a
trucking accident that occurred on Friday, October 21. A semi tanker-trailer was traveling
on Highway 22 in the Bakken region at about 12:15 a.m. when the driver
lost control for an unknown reason.
When the big rig rolled over and into a ditch, the tanker trailer separated
from the cab. Invert, a fluid used in the drilling process, leaked from
the tanker, although crews were able to contain the spill.
According to the
Bismarck Tribune, both the driver and his passenger were ejected in the accident. The passenger,
a 23-year-old from Reeder, did not survive. The trucker, a 24-year-old
from Dickinson, sustained unspecified injuries. Emergency personnel transported
him to a local hospital.
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