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Woman flown to Fargo hospital, driver arrested after southeast North Dakota crash

Jose Mendosa-Sanchez

EDGELEY, N.D. -- A driver has been arrested following a crash that injured a South Dakota woman over the weekend near the southeastern North Dakota town of Edgeley.

The crash occurred about 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, when a 2006 Ford F350 pulling a livestock trailer west on a gravel township road about 1.5 miles south of Edgeley, failed to obey a stop sign at the U.S. Highway 281 intersection, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

A southbound 2004 Chevrolet Impala hit the truck, the patrol said. The pickup and trailer came to rest, with the trailer partially blocking the southbound lane. The Impala came to rest in the ditch.

The Impala driver, Jean Hanson, 85, of Aberdeen, S.D., was extricated from her car and flown to a Fargo hospital. She was wearing a seat belt, and an airbag deployed, the patrol said.

The F350 driver, Jose Mendosa-Sanchez, 21, of Edgeley, was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. He was cited with disregarding a stop sign and no driver's license, the patrol said.

Mendosa-Sanchez was charged Monday, Aug. 6, with a misdemeanor count of aggravated reckless driving. Court records did not list an attorney for him. He's being held at the Stutsman County Jail.