The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported two fatalities resulting from a three-car accident on Highway 2 near mile marker 41.

The cause of the crash was a Dodge Ram driven by 52-year-old Mark Bearce of Williston, who was traveling the wrong way on Highway 2. The truck collided head-on with a car containing three individuals, 44-year old Stephanie Lee and a juvenile from Williston, and 22-year-old LaDarian Taylor of Jonesboro, GA.

Lee and the juvenile passenger were pronounced dead at the scene, Taylor sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to CHI St. Alexius in Williston.

A third vehicle was struck by debris, but the driver reported no injuries.

Bearce also received non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to CHI. Bearce has been charged with DUI and vehicular manslaughter.

Highway 2 was closed for more than threes hours for on scene investigation and to clear the vehicles involved. This crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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