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Sheriff’s deputies clear debris out of the roadway after a crash Thursday, July 11, on U.S. Highway 2.

A 28-year-old woman injured in a Thursday afternoon, July 11, crash has died, the North Dakota Highway Patrol announced Friday.

Laquinta Cooper was a passenger in a 2009 Hyundai SUV when it collided with a 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup near the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and 58th Street NW, the Highway Patrol wrote in a news release.

Richard Minton, 30, the driver of the Hyundai, along with two boys, ages 5 and 8, received minor injuries and were taken to CHI St. Alexius. The driver of the Dodge, 18-year-old Derian Sim, was not injured. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol the crash happened when Minton was driving the Hyundai north on Highway 2 around 1:30 p.m., when Sim attempted to turn left across traffic. The Hyundai collided with the front driver’s side of the Dodge, causing both vehicles to spin.

The Highway Patrol charged Sims with failure to yield at an intersection with a stop sign.

A GoFundMe has been set up to raise money to return Cooper to her home state for burial at https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-to-get-my-loved-ones-home.


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