Forum News Service, Published October 29 2013
1 killed, 1 injured in crash near TiogaTIOGA, N.D. - A Tioga man has died after the pickup he was driving was struck by another pickup, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Billy Runnels, 48, was driving a 2013 Ford pickup north on N.D. Highway 40 about two miles north of Tioga about 7 p.m. Monday when Tayler Kittleson, 21, of Fairview, Mont., crossed the center line in his 2003 GMC pickup and collided with Runnels’ pickup.
Both vehicles spun, with Kittleson’s vehicle coming to a rest in the middle of the highway and Runnels’ vehicle ending up in the east ditch.
Neither driver was wearing a seatbelt. Runnels died at the scene and Kittleson was airlifted to Trinity Health hospital in Minot.