Stutsman county crash leaves teenager seriously injured

Courtesy: North Dakota Highway Patrol
Courtesy: North Dakota Highway Patrol

(Stutsman County, ND) -- An 18-year old is charged with failure to yield following a two-vehicle crash in Stutsman County.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash occurred south of Jamestown at the intersection of Highway 281 and Highway 46 at around 5:30 p.m on Friday. An unnamed 17-year-old was traveling northbound along Highway 281 when another vehicle, driven by an unnamed 18-year-old, was also approaching the intersection. Authorities say the 18-year-old failed to yield and struck the 17-year-old's vehicle. The 18-year-old's vehicle continued past the initial strike, entered the Northeast ditch and struck a power line pole. The 17-year-old's vehicle stopped in the intersection. 

Both people were taken to the Jamestown Regional Medical Center to be treated. The 18-year-old suffered minor injuries, and the 17-year-old suffered serious injuries. 

Both people involved in the crash are Jamestown residents. The 18-year-old is charged with failure to yield to right of way.