A 31-year-old man died in a head-on collision with a semi-trailer south of Hillsboro following a police chase along Interstate 29 on Wednesday.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Grand Forks authorities began pursuing a man in a stolen 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix fleeing from police between Thompson and Reynolds in the south-bound lane of I-29 before noon.

The chase continued along the interstate with speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour before Traill County authorities put up spike strips on I-29 a mile north of Hillsboro.

The Pontiac drove over the spike strips, disabling two tires, but the driver continued south and entered a construction zone on I-29 south of Hillsboro, according to the State Patrol.

The driver crossed over the center line on the two-lane road and collided with a northbound semi-trailer driven by Amirtpal Singh, 24, of Winnipeg, about 3 miles south of Hillsboro around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Singh was treated and released from Sanford Hillsboro Medical Center following the accident.

The identified driver of the stolen vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 24-year-old female riding in the Pontiac was taken to Sanford Hospital in Fargo with serious injuries.

The Highway Patrol said neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt before the collision.

I-29 was closed for nearly three and a half hours while the crash was being investigated.

The identity of the deceased had not been released when the Banner went to press Thursday.

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