15-year-old killed, four more injured in McKenzie County crash

One person was killed and four others were injured in a crash near Watford City.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says an SUV carrying five Mandaree residents, ranging from age 7 to 18, was headed east on Highway 23 on Monday around 4:40 pm.

The vehicle struck the back-end of a semi that had slowed down to make a turn.

Authorities say one of the SUV’s passengers, a 15-year-old boy, was killed. The other four occupants were hurt. The semi-truck driver was not injured.

The Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash.

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