UPDATE: Names released of the two men killed in head-on crash near Velva
MCHENRY COUNTY, N.D. (KMOT) - The names of the two men killed in the Sunday afternoon crash near Velva have been released. 32-year-old Robb Labonte from Minot and 42-year-old Christopher Brewer from Velva, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Both were killed in a head-on crash. The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
ORIGINAL STORY: MCHENRY COUNTY, N.D. (KMOT) - Two men were killed in a head-on crash Sunday afternoon on Highway 52 just north of Velva, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Investigators said a 32-year-old Minot man was headed southeast shortly before 4:30 p.m. when he crossed into the opposite lane and collided head-on with a vehicle driven by a 41-year-old Velva man.
The patrol said both drivers were taken to Trinity Hospital but suffered fatal injuries.
Investigators said neither driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, and conditions were clear.
The crash remains under investigation.
Highway 52 was closed between Sawyer and Velva while emergency crews attended to the scene.
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