ESMOND, N.D — A driver was killed Saturday afternoon, Sept. 7, in a two-vehicle crash involving a semi 2 miles west of Esmond in north-central North Dakota.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the man killed in the accident, who has not been identified yet, was driving a 1989 Chevrolet S10 compact pickup southbound on 37th Avenue Northeast when he failed to yield to a 2000 Peterbilt semi driven by Gregory Kalenze, 33, Mandan, at the intersection with North Dakota Highway 19. The pickup caught on fire after the accident, and the unidentified man died at the scene.

The identity of the deceased is pending positive identification by a medical examiner, and the crash remains under investigation.