Weather was a factor in North Dakota crash that killed area couple
Published 11:50 am Thursday, August 3, 2023
Groves couple Jose and Maria White were in North Dakota for work when they were killed in a crash this week.
Jose, 42, and Maria, 43, leave behind three sons and a daughter, according to information on a GoFundMe account in their name.
The crash occurred at approximately 5:59 p.m. Tuesday in McKenzie County, North Dakota, according to North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The couple was in a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox traveling northbound on Highway 85 when it hydroplaned on the wet road caused by a heavy downpour in the area.
A Kenworth semi-trailer was traveling southbound in the same location at the time, according to the crash report. The Equinox crossed over the center and struck the Kenworth head-on.
The driver and passenger in the Equinox were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Kenworth sustained minor injuries and was taken to a hospital in Williston, North Dakota.
The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
According to the GoFundMe page, the account is set up to help with a memorial for the couple.