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Associated Press , Published February 04 2013

4-vehicle pileup shuts down western ND highway for 2 hours

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — A pileup involving two semitrailers and two pickup trucks led to a two-hour shutdown of a major highway in the western North Dakota oil patch.

The Highway Patrol says the four vehicles all were traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 85 west of Watford City about mid-day Sunday. The chain-reaction crash began when the driver of one of the pickups stopped in the roadway because of icy conditions.

The driver of the pickup that stopped was taken to a Watford City hospital with undisclosed injuries. None of the other drivers was injured.

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