Mandan woman dead and 2 injured in a two-car crash, driver charged

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Update 7/12/2021

The driver of a van involved in a crash that killed a Mandan woman and seriously injured two others last week is facing criminal charges.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Chad Gourneau of Bismarck failed to yield the right of way before crossing Memorial Highway at an intersection on July 8.

A pickup truck struck the passenger side of the van killing 42-year-old Heather Robbins, who was pronounced dead at a Bismarck hospital.

The highway patrol says the van driver fled from the scene, but was later apprehended.

Two others in the van were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Original Story 7/8/2021

One woman is dead and two were seriously injured following a two-car crash in Mandan.

At around 5:15 Thursday night, a 16-year-old male from Mandan was driving a GMC pickup west on Memorial Highway near the intersection of 3rd Street Southeast Mandan.

According to highway patrol, a 23-year-old Mandan man was driving a Ford Windstar with three passengers heading north on 3rd Street through the intersection of Memorial Highway.

The GMC struck the right side of the Ford. The 23-year-old Mandan man who was driving the Ford fled from the scene, but was later apprehended.

The three passengers in the Ford were transported to the hospital for serious injuries. One of the passengers, a 42-year-old Mandan woman, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The 23-year-old Mandan man was charged with leaving the scene of a crash, aggravated reckless driving, and driving under suspension.

The crash is still under investigation.

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