- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 7, 2015

DES LACS, N.D. (AP) - A Des Lacs teenager is dead after a traffic crash about five miles south of the northern North Dakota town.

The Ward County Sheriff’s Office says 17-year-old Matthew Samson failed to yield to a semitrailer at the intersection of two rural roads about 9 a.m. Monday. He was taken to a Minot hospital, where he died later in the day.

The 39-year-old Minot man driving the semi was treated at the scene for unspecified injuries.

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