A crash on U.S. Highway 2 about 2 miles east of Ray sent a 27-year-old Williston woman and a 2-year-old girl to a Minot hospital.
Merissa Peavy was driving a 2015 Kia Optima east on Highway 2 around 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. A 2107 Peterbilt tractor-trailer driven by 53-year-old Lance Hines was turning left when the Kia crashed into the rear of the trailer.
Peavy sustained serious injuries during the crash and was taken by air ambulance to Trinity Hospital in Minot. Also taken to Trinity was a 2-year-old girl who received minor injuries in the crash.
Nathan Quailes, 35, was a passenger in the Kia, and sustained minor injuries in the crash. Hines was uninjured.
Gualies and Hines were both wearing seatbelts and the 2-year-old was in a car seat. In a news release about the crash, the Highway Patrol wrote that it was unknown whether Peavy was wearing a seatbelt.
The crash is still under investigation.