1 Dead, 3 Locals Injured in Highway 22 Crash

A two-vehicle collision on Sunday two miles north of Dickinson claimed the life of a 26-year-old Killdeer man and left three others injured. 

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Police identified the deceased on Tuesday as Justin Woodbury of Killdeer. Woodbury was pronounced dead at the scene on Highway 22 after his vehicle collided head-on with another vehicle, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Woodbury was travelling north on Highway 22 in a 2013 Toyota Corolla with Jennifer Myran, 17, of Dickinson around 6 p.m. when his vehicle veered into the southbound lane and struck a 2015 Mercedes-Benz head-on, according to the NDHP. Both vehicles were totaled.

Luke and Tess Gaugler of Dunn Center were travelling in the Mercedes, which left the road after it was struck and came to rest in the west ditch.

Luke, 25, and Tess, 21, were both wearing seatbelts according to the highway patrol. They were transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Dickinson for injuries.

According to the NDHP, Woodbury was not wearing a seatbelt. His vehicle rotated and came to rest on the road after it hit the Mercedes.

The crash remains under investigation by the NDHP.


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