A 76-year old Devils Lake man lost his life in a crash on Highway 2 approximately six miles southeast of Devils Lake last night.
At 5:20 p.m. the driver of a 2010 Buick Lucerne, whose name has not yet been released, struck the left rear side of a semi trailer truck.
The 1995 Freightliner was pulling an empty flatbed trailer and attempting to cross US Highway 2 at MP 276 to travel east towards Grand Forks.
The driver of the Lucerne was traveling westbound on US Highway 2 from Fargo en route to Devils Lake when he struck the left rear side of the trailer. Upon impact the Buick traveled toward the median and came to rest against the semi trailer in the south lane facing southwest. The Freightliner came to rest facing east with the trailer coming to rest in the median.
The driver of the Buick died in the crash. The driver of the Freightliner was not injured. The incident continues to be under investigation.