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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 11:00 am

A Watford City woman was killed in a three-vehicle accident Sunday evening.

Lavada I. Hill, 46, was killed when the 2008 Dodge Sterling pickup she was driving was hit head on by a 2006 Peterbilt semi driven by Paul J. Mirando of Killdeer.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Mirando was driving west on Highway 23 at around 7:50 p.m. Sunday.

Near mile marker 13 east of Watford City, Mirando’s Peterbilt crossed the center line and sideswiped a 1996 Freightliner semi driven by Charles Cartwright of Billings.

After hitting the Freightliner, Mirando’s Peterbilt continued across the highway and hit Hill’s Dodge head on.

Hill died at the scene as a result of injuries from the accident. Officers did not know if she was wearing a seat belt.

Both Mirando and Cartwright were wearing seat belts and were not injured.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol was assisted by the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office and McKenzie County First Responders.

The highway patrol is continuing to investigate the accident, and charges are pending.

Teen dies in snowmobile accident

A 17-year-old McKenzie County teen died Saturday after being involved in a snowmobile accident near his home.

According to a press release from the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, Kelby George Indergard, 18, died at around 11 a.m. Saturday.

The sheriff’s office reported that Indergard was snowmobiling at his home off Highway 16 when he lost control of the snowmobile and crashed into a fence.

Indergard was transported by his family to the Sidney Health Center in Sidney, Mont., where he died from his injuries.

The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the accident. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office, Montana Highway Patrol and North Dakota Highway Patrol assisted at the scene.

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