A crash on Highway 1806 near Watford City caused a 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by a McKenzie County Sheriff's Deputy to burst into flames Friday, June 7.

The crash happened at 9:40 a.m. Friday, when the deputy, whose name has not been released, was stopped on 1806, waiting to make a left turn into a driveway, according to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Her SUV was struck from behind by a 1998 Kenworth tractor-trailer driven by a 57-year-old Sidney man. The second driver's name has also not been released.

The impact spun the SUV around and it caught on fire, the NDHP said. The driver was extricated from the flaming vehicle and was airlifted to Bismarck for treatment.

No information was available on her condition Friday evening. The crash remains under investigation, according to the NDHP.


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