FARGO — A 73-year-old woman was killed and a 72-year-old man was seriously injured Monday, Nov. 29, when an SUV hit a pickup truck and trailer stopped on Interstate 29.

The crash happened about 3 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-29 near the 17th Avenue South overpass, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

A Chevrolet Silverado pickup towing a single-axle, flatbed trailer stopped in one of the southbound lanes, and the man and woman got out and were standing at the rear of the truck, the patrol said.

It's unknown why the pickup was stopped and both occupants were standing in the lane of traffic, the patrol said.

A Toyota 4Runner approached the stopped pickup and was unable to avoid it, rear-ending the trailer and sending the trailer and pickup forward. The trailer hit the man and woman, according to the patrol.

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The Toyota came to rest upright on top of the trailer. The pickup and trailer remained upright, coming to rest across the southbound lanes of I-29.

The man struck was taken to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo with serious injuries. The woman struck died at the scene, the patrol said.

The Toyota driver, a 22-year-old woman, was not hurt. She was wearing a seat belt, the patrol said. The names of the individuals involved in the crash were not released Monday evening.

The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.