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Car Crashes Near Ray, Three Injured

On the evening of July 23, 2023, a two-vehicle crash occurred on Highway 2 near Ray, North Dakota. The crash involved a Freightliner hauling a tanker trailer and a vehicle carrying two adults and a child.

Car crash near Ray
Source: NBC 7 San Diego

What Exactly Happened?

The Freightliner was traveling westbound on Highway 2 when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with the vehicle carrying the family from Plentywood, Montana. The driver of the Freightliner, a 52-year-old man from Sidney, Montana, was not injured. The driver of the vehicle carrying the family, a 32-year-old woman, was seriously injured and airlifted to a hospital in Minot. The woman’s husband, a 35-year-old man, and their 7-year-old son were both injured but were able to be taken to a hospital in Ray by ground ambulance.

How Did the Car Crash Take Place?

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but authorities believe that the driver of the Freightliner may have fallen asleep at the wheel. The crash closed Highway 2 for several hours while crews cleared the scene.

Extended Condolences to Family and Friends

The family from Plentywood was traveling to Minot for a medical appointment. The 7-year-old boy suffered a broken leg in the crash, but his injuries are not considered to be life-threatening. The woman’s husband suffered a concussion and some cuts and bruises. The woman suffered the most serious injuries, including a broken pelvis and a head injury. She is currently in stable condition at the hospital in Minot.

Car crash near Ray
Source: WKRG

The crash is a reminder of the dangers of driving tired. If you are feeling sleepy while driving, it is important to pull over and take a break. You can also try to stay awake by drinking coffee or taking a power nap.


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