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One man injured in two-vehicle crash near Watford City

WATFORD CITY – A Killdeer man was injured when his vehicle and a semi truck crashed on U.S. Highway 85, 15 miles south of Watford City, on Saturday.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Frankie Brown, 27, driver of a 2007 GMC Yukon, received non-life-threatening injuries in the crash. A passenger in his vehicle, a 19-year-old man from Tomball, Texas, whose name was not released, was not injured. The driver of a 1993 Kenworth semi truck, Steven Outcalt, 54, Watford City, also was not injured.
Outcalt was going north on the highway and Brown was going the same direction in front of Outcalt’s vehicle, according to a news release. Brown failed to yield and began a U-turn on Highway 85 to turn back south. Outcalt’s vehicle struck the driver’s side of Brown’s vehicle. Both vehicles entered the ditch and then came to a stop.
The crash happened about 10 a.m. and the highway was shut down for about 30 minutes while emergency crews treated patients and cleared the scene. Brown was taken to the McKenzie County Hospital in Watford City for his injuries. Charges are pending against Brown. The Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash.