2 Dead Following Semi Accident in Polk County

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Two people are dead following a two vehicle accident yesterday in Polk County.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, a 36 year old male from Fertile, and a 33 year old female from Winger were pronounced dead at the scene. According to the Sheriff’s Office report, A westbound 2001 Mazda Tribute, driven by the deceased male, failed to yield to a 2019 Freightliner M2, which was southbound on county road 46. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Crookston Area Ambulance, and Crookston Fire Department were dispatched to the scene at 270th Street Southwest just before 1PM. The driver of the Freightliner suffered no apparent injury.

The deceased were transported to the University of North Dakota Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

The names of the victims have not been released pending notification of relatives.

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