Two injured in crash near Karlsruhe

KARLSRUHE – Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at a junction a mile north of Karlsruhe Friday, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Jorden Keller, 26, Burlington, was driving a Ford Focus northbound on Second Avenue North from the Minot area to a residence in Karlsruhe shortly after noon. Randy Merck, 62, of Karlsruhe, who was eastbound on 48th Street North in a Dodge Ram pickup, entered the intersection with Second Avenue and was T-boned by Keller.

Keller was restrained by a seatbelt and airbags deployed. Merck was not restrained but airbags deployed. Both suffered apparent non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to Trinity Hospital in Minot. Merck was cited for failing to yield the right of way at an intersection marked with a yield sign.

The Highway Patrol continues to investigate.


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