Four injured in accident near Deering on Tuesday

Four people were injured in a two-vehicle accident two miles south of Deering on Tuesday afternoon, according to a press release from the Highway Patrol.

Dominic Nickle, 43, of Deering, was driving a 1987 Kenworth four-axle dump truck west on 63rd Street North with a load of gravel and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of 63rd Street and Ward County Road 23, according to the Patrol. He pulled out in front of a south bound Chevrolet driven by Stephanie Laughery-Fontaine, 25, of Deering. The Chevrolet struck the passenger side drive axles of the Kenworth. The Kenworth spun clockwise and overturned onto the driver’s side in the northwest ditch. The Chevrolet stopped in the east bound lanes just west of the intersection facing west. Laughery-Fontaine, a 52-year-old Deering woman who was a passenger in her vehicle, and a 3-year-old boy were all injured. The child was in a car seat and both women in the Chevrolet were wearing seat belts and were protected by air bags. The front seat passenger in Laughery-Fontaine’s vehicle was airlifted to Trinity Hospital in Minot, according to the Patrol. Nickle, who was wearing his seat belt, was also injured.

The accident happened at 1:06 p.m.