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Head-on accident occurs in McKenzie County

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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 2:54 pm

A head-on automobile accident occurred Monday around 7:10 a.m. on highway 85 near the 168 mile marker in McKenzie County.

According to an accident report from the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a 2000 Pontiac driven by Steven Bertelsen was traveling south bound and crossed the center line, striking a north bound 2001 Western Star driven by Jaryd Baird.

Bertelsen, 23, of Libby, Mont. was injured and was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Williston.

He also received severe front-end damage to his Pontiac two-door vehicle.

Baird, 37, was not injured during the accident. He received front-end damage to the driver’s side of his vehicle.

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