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Man dies in Friday crash near Drayton, North Dakota

Incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. on Highway 66.

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DRAYTON, N.D. — A 65-year-old Drayton man died in a two-vehicle crash Friday evening just outside the community.

According to a report from the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the incident occurred at 7:43 p.m. on North Dakota Highway 66, two miles west of Drayton.

The NDHP says a 2008 Ford Expedition driven by Gregory Emanuelson, 65, of Drayton, was westbound and a 2010 Jeep Wrangler driven by Gregory Hopple Jr., 24, of Williston, North Dakota, was eastbound. The patrol said the Ford entered into the eastbound lane and struck the Jeep. Emanuelson was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the NDHP.

Hopple suffered serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries and was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks by Drayton Ambulance Service. Emanuelson died on the scene.

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