A fatal three-vehicle crash occurred near Alexander, North Dakota this week.

A fatal three-vehicle crash occurred near Alexander, North Dakota this week. At around 7:00 in the morning, a car driven by a Wisconsin man collided with a pickup truck after the truck had pulled out to turn in front of the car.  The car came to rest on Highway 85, where seconds later it was struck by a large work truck hauling a trailer loaded with pipe for drilling operations in the North Dakota oil field. The truck driver was not injured in the wreck.  The Wisconsin man was transported to a hospital in Williston where he died from the injuries sustained in the accident.  Increased traffic in the Bakken region has made traffic accidents like these more and more common. Workers on long shifts and an influx of out-of-state drivers unfamiliar with the area are both contributing factors to highway safety.