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Mapleton, N.D., woman killed in 4-vehicle crash west of West Fargo

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A 58-year-old woman from Mapleton, N.D., was killed and three people were sent to the hospital in a four-vehicle accident Monday night on Interstate 94 just west of West Fargo.

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The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a 1998 Ford Explorer SUV was westbound in the right lane when a 2007 Toyota Corolla in the left lane swerved into the Explorer, sending it across the median and into eastbound traffic.

The Explorer sideswiped an eastbound semi and crashed head-on into a Chevy Suburban. The two SUV's came to rest in the grass south of the eastbound lane.

The accident occurred near mile marker 342.

A passenger in the Explorer was killed in the accident, and the driver, a 58-year-old Mapleton man, was taken to Innovis Health in Fargo.

The Suburban's driver, a 45-year-old man from Lennox, S.D., and his 44-year-old female passenger, also from Lennox, were also taken to the hospital.

The driver of the Corolla, a 23-year-old West Fargo man, and the semi's driver, a 38-year-old man from Vancouver, Wash., were not injured.

The patrol had not yet released the names of those involved in the crash, which happened about 7:07 p.m.

It was raining at the time of the crash and the roadway was wet, the patrol said in a news release. The crash remains under investigation.

The Explorer and Suburban were totaled. Damaged was estimated at $2,000 to the Corolla and $15,000 to the semi.

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