LEEDS, N.D. – A two-vehicle crash on Highway 2 near Leeds, N.D., resulted in injuries to two drivers.
The incident occurred at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 25, at the intersection of Highway 2 and 55th Avenue Northeast. The roadway was wet at the time, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
According to a release from the NDHP, a 2015 Chevy Impala driven by Clarence Azure, 68, of Dunseith, was traveling west on Highway 2. A 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Joshua Owens, 30, of Leeds, was traveling south on 55th.
Owens stopped prior to crossing the westbound lanes of traffic to travel eastbound on US Highway 2 but failed to yield the right-of-way to Azure, according to the Highway Patrol. Azure struck Owens at a right angle.
Azure and Owens were both transported by ambulance to CHI Saint Alexius Hospital in Devils Lake for injuries sustained in the crash. Owens was later life-flighted by Valley Med Flight to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks due to the severity of his injuries. The Highway Patrol declared injuries to both drivers as non-life-threatening.
Azure was wearing a seatbelt, but Owens was not, the Highway Patrol reported.
Owens faces a charge of failure to yield.