The Highway Patrol states the man, 46, of Roseburg, Ore., was driving a 1997 GMC pickup truck on Friday and allegedly harassing construction workers in a construction zone on U.S. Highway 2 west of the junction of N.D. Highway 1804 around 6:30 p.m. A traffic stop was initiated by a Williams County deputy and the man fled.
The man was pursued south on N.D. 1804 to the Trenton area, then ranged to the Fort Buford area. The man then went back to N.D. 1804 and fled north. While trying to pass a semi the GMC drove into the north ditch, overcorrected and went into the south ditch. The driver overcorrected again and overturned the pickup, which slid on its roof on the highway before striking a 1994 Kenworth semi driven by Garcia Duran, 35, of Box Elder, Mont.
Duran was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. The pickup's driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The man's name is not being released by authorities pending notification of family.