A 42-year-old woman from Hazen lost her life in an apparent hit-and-run fatal accident.  This happened on I-94 near mile marker 305, just east of the Oriska Rest Area, along the westbound roadway.  The time of the accident was approximately 4:10 am Tuesday, July 12th.

According to a press release from the North Dakota Highway Department, a 2005 Dodge Ram, towing a U-Haul flatbed car trailer was along the westbound roadway.  While traveling westbound, the trailer and Dodge Ram were rear-ended by a 2017 GMC Sierra.

After the collision, the Dodge and Trailer entered the median and rolled.  A 14-year-old passenger in the Dodge was unrestrained and was ejected during the rollover.  The other two occupants of the Dodge remained in the vehicle.  After striking the Dodge, the driver of the GMC pickup fled the crash scene.  Evidence on the scene allowed officers to identify the GMC being involved in the crash.  The GMC was later located later that morning in Jamestown by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.  The GMC was impounded and the driver, Wyatt Stalock from Jamestown was detained.

During the investigation, Stalock was identified as the driver of the GMC at the time of the crash.  He was arrested for Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Crash, which is a class B Felony.  Other charges are pending. Stalock was not injured in the crash.  The 14-year-old female passenger and the 46-year-old female driver Kimberly Bennett, of the Dodge from Hazen, were transported to Sanford Hospital in Fargo for their injuries.  The 42-year-old woman, Christina Anderson who was the passenger in the front seat was pronounced dead at the scene.  She was also from Hazen.  The name of the 14-year-old victim will not be released. The crash remains under investigation.

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