On September 14, 2023, at around 3:45 pm a Northwood bus was traveling north on Highway 32. The bus was carrying members of the Hatton Northwood Volleyball Team for a game in Petersburg, North Dakota. A pickup truck, driven by Archie Gronvold, was traveling west on Nelson County Road 4. While Gronvold’s vehicle was crossing Highway 32 it was struck on the driver’s side by the bus, driven by Bilden.
Multiple passengers on the school bus, including the driver and coach were transported to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks for injuries sustained in the crash. Gronvold, the driver of the pickup, died at the scene. None of the students suffered any life threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.