- Associated Press - Monday, January 23, 2017

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) - Two people are dead after the pickup truck they were in hit a semitrailer and slid into a ditch near Watford City.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened Sunday night. A man and woman were in a Chevrolet Silverado and were heading southbound on McKenzie County Road 14 when they disregarded a stop sign and hit a semitrailer that was towing a frack tank on Highway 73.

Authorities say the pickup truck hit the frack tank then went into a ditch.

Twenty-three-year-old Morgan Foote of Parshall and 19-year-old Samantha Hurkes of New Town were ejected from the truck and died at the scene. Authorities say Foote was driving.

The driver of the semitrailer was airlifted to Minot for injuries that are not life-threatening.



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