Semi truck crash injures driver of parked pickup truckA three-vehicle collision resulted in injuries for the driver of a parked pickup truck near Larimore, N.D., at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
A three-vehicle collision resulted in injuries for the driver of a parked pickup truck near Larimore, N.D., at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Randal Nienaber, 52, of Bemidji, Minn., was driving a 1994 semi truck westbound on U.S. Highway 2 from Bemidji to Minot, hauling lumber.
Larry Schoepp, 55, of Northwood, N.D., was driving a 2001 Peterbilt semi truck north on N.D. Highway 18 to the Larimore rest area from Northwood.
According to the NDHP, Schoepp stopped at the intersection and then continued north on N.D. 18 through the westbound lane of U.S. 2. Nienaber tried to brake, but couldn’t avoid the collision, and his vehicle’s front center struck Schoepp’s trailer. Schoepp’s trailer then swung into the southbound lane of N.D. 18, where it struck a parked 2012 Dodge pickup at the stop sign.
The driver of that vehicle, Becky Kase, 31, of Geneva, Ohio, sustained non-life threatening injuries, and was transported to Altru Hospital by Larimore Ambulance.
Schoepp was cited for failure to yield. The crash remains under investigation by the NDHP.
Traffic on U.S. 2 and N.D. 18 was blocked until the vehicles could be removed.
Assisting at the scene were the Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department and Larimore Fire and Rescue.