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Highway Patrol IDs 2 men killed in Williams County crash

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Highway Patrol has identified two people who died in a head-on collision involving a pickup truck and a water tanker truck in Williams County.

Authorities say 27-year-old Justin Olsen of Kuna, Idaho, was the driver of a pickup truck that caught fire after the crash shortly before 1:30 a.m. Thursday. He died at the scene, along with 28-year-old passenger Jacob Smith, of Ray.

The driver of the tanker truck was not hurt.

The patrol says the pickup truck was traveling east in the westbound lane of state Highway 1804, about 20 miles east of Williston.

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