One person dies after crashing with a snowplow

Published: Jan. 13, 2021 at 5:09 PM CST
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE 1/14/21: The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the name of the man who passed away after crashing into a snowplow.

He was 38-year-old Ross Mapel of Drayton, ND.

NDHP says Mapel was not wearing his seatbelt and the crash is still under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY: North Dakota Highway Patrol says around 12:30 Wednesday afternoon, a NDDOT snowplow truck that was pulling a plow trailer was pre-treating the roads for icy conditions southbound on I-29 about 20 miles south-east of Grafton.

Highway Patrol says while the plow truck was laying the pre-treat liquid on the road, it was hit from behind by a Honda Accord. Deputies say the person driving the Honda died from the crash.

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