Two vehicle crash leaves one dead in Grand Forks County

Courtesy: Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office

(Thompson, ND) -- Authorities say one person is dead and another injured following a head-on two vehicle crash near the town of Thompson.

The Grand Forks Sheriff's Office and multiple other agencies responded to reports of a crash located near the 400 block of 11th Street North East, approximately 5 miles southeast of Thompson. Authorities say one vehicle was traveling northbound on 11th street North East when it crossed the centerline and struck a second vehicle traveling southbound. Both vehicles came to a rest in a nearby ditch.

When officials arrived, they declared the driver of the first vehicle dead at the scene. The driver of the second vehicle was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks with non-life threatening injuries. Two other passengers, one in each vehicle, were not injured in the crash. 

An investigation into the crash, including into possible charges, are underway at this time.