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Petersburg, ND (WDAZ-TV)

There's been another serious crash on Highway 2.

The latest happened just before 7 p.m. Friday night just east of Petersburg.

Troopers say a pickup pulling a camper had slowed on Highway 2 to make a turn when it was rear-ended by a Knife River Materials pickup truck that was following it.

The force of the high speed crash forced the pickup about two feet into the camper, crushing the cab and pushing the camper into the cab of the pickup pulling it.

It took first responders an hour to free the construction worker from the Knife River truck.

He was alert and talking with crews.

His condition at the hospital is unknown.

The driver of the pickup pulling the camper was not hurt.

The force was so strong a window on the camper blew out.

Both lanes on the eastbound side of Highway 2 were closed at times so crews could work to cleanup the scene.

Police are investigating why the pickup rear ended the camper, but say there were no signs the driver of the Knife River pickup ever braked.

This was the third major crash on Highway 2 in just 3 weeks.

One of them killed three people.