Oakes man injured in accident in McKenzie County

A 50-year-old Oakes man was injured in an accident Wednesday evening 25 miles east of Watford City on Highway 22.

Myron Gary Jepson was driving a 2017 GMC Acadia southbound on the north shoulder of Highway 22 whe he turned right, entering the lane of travel, and struck a northbound tractor-trailer driven by Wesley Hofer, 33, of Sioux Falls, S.D. Hofer’s vehicle jacknifed and entered the east ditch; Jepson’s vehicle spun clockwise and came to rest in the northbound lane. Jepson was taken to the McKenzie County Hospital by ambulance for treatment. Hofer was not injured. Jepson will be cited for DUI, driving under suspension and care required, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Jepson’s vehicle wast totaled; the tractor-trailer was damaged.

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