A semi driver died in a single-vehicle crash in rural Williams County on Thursday, Sept. 7, after he appeared to suffer a medical emergency.
The driver, a 53-year-old man from Williston, was traveling northbound on 115th Avenue Northwest around 6:30 p.m. just north of Ray, North Dakota, in a 2013 Peterbilt 389 semi when he appeared to have a medical emergency, according to a report from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The semi went off the road and into the east ditch, the report said, continuing through a fence and striking a tree row before coming to a rest in the front yard of a residence.
The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead on scene, according to the report.
The crash remains under investigation by Highway Patrol.