7-year-old child one of the two killed in three vehicle crash near Williston

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Published: Nov. 7, 2021 at 10:55 AM CST
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - (UPDATE 5:50 p.m.): North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the names of those involved in the incident.

Troopers said 52-year-old Mark Bearce of Williston was the driver charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence.

Stephanie Lee, a 44-year-old from Williston, and a 7-year-old child passenger were both killed in the crash.

ORGINIAL STORY: A 52-year-old Williston man was driving the wrong way on Highway 2 when he hit another car head on, causing a third car to be struck by debris, according to North Dakota Highway Patrol. Troopers said the incident occurred just before 8 pm Saturday near mile marker 41.

Troopers said a 44-year-old Williston woman and a child passenger in the car hit head on died at the scene. A third passenger in the same vehicle was transported to the hospital for non life-threatening injuries. The driver who caused the crash has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence. He was treated for non-serious injuries.

Highway 2 was closed for three and a half hours Saturday night. The incident remains under investigation.

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