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Published June 25, 2013, 04:15 PM

Oakes woman dead after semi-pickup crash

OAKES, N.D. – A woman here is dead after a semi struck the pickup she was driving to work this morning.

By: Forum News Service, INFORUM, Forum News Service

OAKES, N.D. – A woman here is dead after a semi struck the pickup she was driving to work this morning.

According to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol:

The woman was southbound on state Highway 1 about 9 a.m. from her home to her place of business about two miles south of Oakes.

The woman started to make a left-hand turn into the business’s driveway when she was hit by a northbound semi.

The semi driver tried to stop to avoid the crash but was unable. The speed limit for the highway in that area is 65 mph.

Both vehicles came to rest in the east ditch of the highway. Both were considered totaled.

The driver of the semi, 28-year-old Eric Taylor, of Britton, S.D., was driving from Hecia, S.D., to Oakes. Taylor was not injured.

The woman’s name has not yet been released. She was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash

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