ELLENDALE, ND – A 21-year-old woman from LaMoure is dead after a crash on an icy Highway 281 Sunday afternoon.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports Taylor Bliss was southbound in a Jeep Grand Cherokee on the snow-and-ice-covered highway two miles north of Ellendale. At 5:34 p.m., Bliss lost control and slid into the path of a northbound Ford F-150 being driven by Daniel Blondo, 48, of Ellendale.
Blondo’s pickup struck Bliss’ SUV in the right side. Bliss died at the scene. Blondo was transported to an Aberdeen, SD hospital with injuries the patrol said were non-life-threatening.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts and traveling alone. The Patrol is continuing their investigation.