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Published October 10, 2011, 03:13 AM

Names Released in Triple Fatality Head-on Collision

FESSENDEN, N.D. — The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the names of three people who were killed after two vans crashed head-on near Fessenden on Sunday.

By: Associated Press,

FESSENDEN, N.D. — The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the names of three people who were killed after two vans crashed head-on near Fessenden on Sunday.

Troopers say 54-year-old Gerrad Sturm, of Maple Plain, Minn., attempted to pass a semitrailer on State Highway 52 early Sunday night and struck another southbound van head-on.

Troopers say rain appeared to have obstructed Sturm's vision. He died at the scene, about 11 miles south of Fessenden.

The patrol says 74-year-old Carl Siebert, of Jamestown, was driving the southbound van, while 79-year-old Irene Siebert, also of Jamestown, was the passenger. Carl Siebert was killed at the scene, while Irene Siebert was pronounced dead at a Fargo hospital.

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