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Associated Press, Published June 26 2013

1 of 3 victims of fiery ND crash identified

STANLEY, N.D. — Authorities have identified one of the three victims of a fiery crash in the western North Dakota oil patch last Friday.

The Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Tyler Fischer, of Minot, was a passenger in a pickup truck involved in the wreck on U.S. Highway 2 about 3 miles east of Stanley. A tanker trailer loaded with crude oil and four other vehicles also were involved. The tanker exploded and all of the other vehicles burned.

The two others who died have been identified only as a 26-year-old man from Wahpeton who was driving the vehicle Fischer was in, and a 41-year-old man from Minot who was driving a different pickup.

The patrol says fog that reduced visibility was a major contributor to the crash, which also injured three other people.