Fargo, ( NDHP)   –    The North Dakota Highway Patrol, Southeast Region on February 20th, 2019 between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm,   investigated twenty crashes that occurred on I-29 and I-94 in Cass, Barnes and Stutsman Counties.  Sixteen of the crashes occurred in Cass County.  Luckily, only two of the crashes involved minor injuries.

The news release, pointed out  some notable crashes from this time period:

8:20 am:  Two multiple vehicle property crashes occurred between the Sheyenne Street (Exit 346) and Veteran’s Boulevard (Exit 347) exits on eastbound I-94.  I-94 was blocked and closed at this location for approximately 15 minutes until one lane could be opened for traffic.  In addition to the two crashes, approximately 8 other vehicle spun out and entered the median or ditch at this location.  The NDHP was assisted by West Fargo PD and Fargo FD at this location.


11:15 am:  A 2019 Freighliner semi-truck, towing a van trailer, jack knifed southbound on I-29 near MM 68.  The truck jack knifed completely off the road and did not create any travel issues.  Both occupants were uninjured.


4:00 pm:  A commercial motor vehicle (CMV) jack knifed eastbound on I-94 near MM 310, about 3 miles east of Tower City.  The CMV came to rest in the median, blocking the eastbound passing lane.  A pickup took evasive action while the CMV jack knifed and rolled over in the ditch at this same location.  There were no injuries in either crash.  The passing lane of eastbound I-94 was closed for about 90 minutes.