UPDATE: Man Dead in Crash Near Amenia, ND
CASS COUNTY, N.D. – A crash leaves a man dead near Amenia.
Police received a call of a semi versus a truck at the intersection of 25th Street Southeast and 158th Avenue near Amenia at 4:30 Monday afternoon.
Authorities say first responders were on scene within eight minutes.
“The white pickup back here was traveling southbound on the township roadway, crossing this county road that we’re standing on right now and failed to yield to the semi-truck that was traveling eastbound. The white truck did pull out in front of the semi and was hit at a 90 degree angle and pushed into the ditch,” North Dakota Highway Patrol Capt. Brian Niewind said.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office, North Dakota Highway patrol, Arthur Fire, Casselton Fire, and F-M ambulance all responded to the two vehicle crash.
The Highway Patrol Lifesaving measures were performed on the driver of the pickup, an 87-year-old man. Due to the extensive injuries, he was pronounced dead. The driver of the semi was not hurt. Authorities say the driver of the pickup wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
Names will be released until the families have been contacted. The crash is still under investigation by the Highway Patrol.