A three-vehicle crash southeast of Carpio about 1 a.m. Sunday has left one person dead and two others injured.
A GMC pickup driven by 41-year-old Adrian Benson of Burlington was heading south on Highway 52 behind a Ford pickup, while a Volvo truck tractor was heading north on the opposite side.
The GMC attempted passing the Ford when it hit the Volvo head-on. The Ford was struck by debris from both vehicles.
The GMC came to rest in the southbound lane and caught on fire, which was later extinguished by firefighters.
The Volvo overturned and came to rest on the northbound lane sticking partially into the east ditch. The Ford ran off the roadway into the west ditch and came to rest on its wheels facing south.
Benson was pronounced dead on scene.
The driver and passenger of the Volvo, Karamyog Grewal and Sukhveer Gaidu of Edmonton, AB were taken to Trinity hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Ford, Jacobus Barkhuizen of Mohall, was not injured.
The Volvo was hauling containers of a diesel-based substance, which leaked onto the road and into ditches, requiring road closures to clean it up.
That part of highway has since been reopened.
The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.