It has been a terrible and tragic week on North Dakota roads.

The snowstorm over the weekend tragically caused a death of a Bismarck woman on I-94 when her vehicle hit a stalled maintenance vehicle.  You can read more about that here.  A young man from Watford City lost his life yesterday on Highway 23 once again because of icy roads, and now last night another area young man died when his vehicle rolled on Highway 83.  In addition, yesterday a Bismarck man had a very close call when his SUV slid into an intersection and was hit by a train.  Thankfully, he walked away from that accident.  You can read about that here from our partners at KX News.

Icy roads to blame for a death on Highway 83 north of Bismarck.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the accident on Highway 83 happened about 2 pm on Tuesday, January 25th about 9 miles north of Bismarck.  A 2020 GMC Sierra was traveling southbound on US Highway 83 near mile marker 101.  The driver lost control of the vehicle due to ice on the roadway.  The vehicle entered the median and rolled.  The vehicle came to rest on its wheels facing east partially in the median and partially on the northbound roadway.  Sadly, the passenger, a 27-year-old male from Garrison, North Dakota was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The driver of the vehicle was transported to the Sanford hospital in Bismarck.

Freezing rain from Sunday night has rural roads extremely slippery.

A big reason for all the accidents over the last 24 hours is the freezing rain we received on Sunday night followed by the very cold weather on Monday and Tuesday.  We have a glaze of ice on the roads in the Bismarck Mandan area and especially in rural areas.

This crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.



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