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Woman who died in Cass County tow truck crash identified

January 24, 2022 GMT

TOWER CITY, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the woman who died when an SUV crashed into an unoccupied tow truck left on the interstate in Cass County. The crash about 9 p.m. Saturday also critically injured two children, ages 9 and 14, and seriously wounded the SUV driver.

The patrol said 43-year-old Kelli Hagerott was killed and the driver, 42-year-old Timothy Hagerott was taken to a Fargo hospital along with the two children.

According to authorities say the tow truck had a mechanical issue and was left on Interstate 94 near Tower City. The patrol says the tow truck driver got a ride from the scene and left his truck.

The westbound GMC Yukon rear-ended the tow truck and both vehicles came to rest in the ditch. Kelli Hagerott, who was seated in the front, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.