Update [August 18, 2013]: One of the deceased drivers has been identified as Allen Tofsrud, 46. An updated version of this post can be found here.
Kathryn, ND — A fatal accident between two semi-trucks left both drivers dead on Wednesday morning in southern Barnes County, but authorities have not yet released the men’s names. According to the reports, the accident happened at about 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 46.
An eastbound semi-truck was reportedly driving along Highway 46 when the driver appeared to disregard a stop sign at Highway 1, pulling into the intersection. The eastbound semi-truck was then hit by a northbound semi-truck on Highway 1, causing a fiery collision.
The impact killed both drivers at the scene, according to the Valley City Record, and the names are not yet being released. Further investigation is ongoing and the North Dakota Highway Patrol is reportedly involved in the matter as well.
Scene of the Accident