Wahpeton Truck Driver One of Three Killed in Collision
STANLEY, N.D. Authorities say three men have been killed in fiery crash three miles east of Stanley involving a tanker trailer loaded with crude oil and five other vehicles.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the tanker trailer exploded and the vehicles burned for about five hours at the crash site on U.S. Highway 2.

The Minot Daily News reports that a 26-year-old pickup truck driver from Wahpeton, a 23-year-old male passenger in that truck and a 41-year-old Minot man who was driving a second pickup truck were killed. Their names were not released.

The drivers of the rig pulling the tanker, a third pickup and a vac truck were injured.

The patrol says heavy fog greatly reducing visibility in the area was a major contributor to the crash.