Minnesota man dies after semi shears car in half in North Dakota

It happened on a county road about 15 miles south of Fargo.
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A Minnesota man died when his car was sheared in half in a collision with a semi in North Dakota.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 4:40 p.m. Friday on County Road 81 just a few miles south of Oxbow, where a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu traveling south left the roadway into the ditch, then re-entered the highway and spun before being broadsided by a semi hauling a baler. 

The semi collided with the passenger side of the car, shearing it in half. 

The driver of the Malibu was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim has been identified as Christopher Bauer, 38, of Puposky, Minnesota. Puposky is an unincorporated township north of Bemidji in Beltrami County. 

The semi driver was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

North Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. 

The crash scene was near the North Dakota-Minnesota border, about 15 miles south of Fargo. 

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