(Belfield, ND) -- A woman is dead after a two-car crash in Billings County near Belfield Sunday afternoon.
The North Dakota State Highway Patrol says a Ford Explorer, driven by a 20-year-old Waford City woman, was traveling southbound on Highway 85 near mile marker 89.5. The driver of a Dodge Ram, a 59-year-old man from Texas, turned left and entered the southbound lane. That's when the driver of the Ford Explorer turned right to correct and entered the southbound lane, leading to the vehicles colliding in the southbound lane. The Ford Explorer came to rest in the west ditch. The Dodge Ram came to rest on the west shoulder.
The man was transported to CHI – St Alexius’ Hospital in Dickinson and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, while the woman was pronounced deceased at the scene. Highway 85 was temporarily closed in this area for approximately 4 hours with traffic detoured until the scene could be cleared.
This crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.