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Minot Air Force base airman dies in crash

RUTHVILLE, N.D. -- A 21-year-old airman stationed at the Minot Air Force Base has died from his injuries in a crash with a semi.

William Buchanan, originally from Raleigh, N.C., was in a 1996 Toyota Corolla on Highway 83 traveling from the air base to Minot on Thursday, Feb. 15, about 10:45 a.m. when his vehicle was struck by the semi driven by Dennis Surprenant, 31, of Minot.

The North Dakota State Patrol said Surprenant was attempting to cross Highway 83 near Ruthville when he failed to yield to Buchanan.

Buchanan was taken to Trinity Hospital in Minot, where he later died of his injuries. Suprenant was not injured.

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