Names of three area residents involved in crash in Cass County released

HARWOOD – Two area residents died and another was seriously injured when their vehicle and a semi truck pulling a hopper trailer crashed at the intersecton of Cass County 20 and Cass County 17 in the Harwood area on Friday.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a Chrysler Town & Country minivan driven by Jeannette Arnold, 76, Esmond, was going west on Cass County 20 and a semi truck pulling a hopper trailer driven by Terry Goeser, 54, Casselton, was going north on Cass County 17.

Arnold failed to stop at the intersection of of Cass County 17 and struck the side of the hopper trailer being pulled by the Freightliner, the Highway Patrol said.

Arnold and a 75-year-old male passenger from Rugby, Dennis Marthe, died at the scene. An 80-year-old female passenger from Rugby, Rita Wentz, was seriously injured and flown to Sanford Hospital in Fargo, the Highway Patrol said. The semi truck driver was not injured.

The crash happened at 9:57 a.m.