HANKINSON, North Dakota — A teen driver was seriously injured when his car entered a field and struck the plow of a tractor after being hit in an intersection Monday afternoon, Oct. 18.
Robert Lee Albrecht, 48, of Mantador, was northbound on 167th Avenue Southeast at about 4:25 p.m. Monday when his Honda Odyssey struck the driver's side rear tire of a westbound Pontiac Grand Prix in the intersection of 88th Street Southeast, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The Grand Prix, driven by a 16-year-old male from Hankinson, entered the north ditch and struck the chisel plow of a tractor with the passenger side rear tire, which swung the vehicle's front and passenger sides into the plow's left side, the patrol said.
At the time of the crash, the John Deere tractor was being driven by Jan Jeffery Stroehl, 60, as he plowed a field. Stroehl was not injured in the crash.
The Honda entered the west ditch and rolled several times, coming to rest on its roof. Albrecht was transported to Essentia Health where he was treated and released, according to the Highway Patrol. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
The juvenile was transported to Interstate 29 by Breckenridge Ambulance, where it intercepted with Sanford AirMed. The teen was flown to Sanford Hospital and was in stable but critical condition as of Monday evening, according to the Patrol.
The crash remains under investigation for possible charges.