UPDATE — DECEMBER 28, 12:24 P.M.

The names of the individuals involved in the accident have been released by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

The name of the 61-year-old woman driving the 2008 Ford F-150 was revealed to be Betty Lee from Sidney, Montana. Lee was ejected from the vehicle during the head-on collision and pronounced dead on the scene.

The 31-year-old male from McPherson, Kansas, will not be named in this article, as he was not responsible for or injured during the crash.


ORIGINAL STORY — POSTED DECEMBER 27, 12:08 A.M.

WILLISTON, N.D. (KXNET) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) has reported a head-on vehicle collision occurring in McKenzie County on Monday that resulted in the death of a Montana woman.

According to a report released by the NDHP, at approximately 6:29 p.m. on December 26, a Ford F-150 was traveling northbound on Highway 85 (approximately 6 miles south of Williston) when the driver failed to negotiate a curve and lost control. The vehicle entered the southbound lanes and struck a Ram 5500 traveling southbound head-on.

Th driver of the Ram, a 31-year-old man from McPherson, Kansas, was uninjured. The driver of the Ford F-150 — a 61-year-old woman from Sidney, Montana — was ejected from her vehicle and pronounced deceased on the spot.

The crash remains under investigation by the NDHP. The names of those involved in the crash have not been released.