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3 people injured at airport intersection near Grand Forks ID'd by Highway Patrol

Emergency personnel work to extricate a passenger after a two-car crash at the intersection of Airport Drive and U.S. Highway 2 Thursday evening. Joshua Komer / Forum News Service1 / 2
Emergency personnel survey the scene of a two-vehicle crash near the Grand Forks airport Thursday night. Joshua Komer / Forum News Service2 / 2

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The North Dakota Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate a Thursday, July 20, wreck that sent three people to the hospital near the Grand Forks airport after a driver reportedly ran a red light.

Grand Forks resident Adam Stecker, 20, had a green light and was moving southbound through the intersection of Grand Forks County Road 5 and U.S. Highway 2 in his Pontiac Grand Prix when he was struck by Chevrolet HHR station wagon driven by Melvin Morin Jr., 43, of Grand Forks, the Highway Patrol said.

Troopers say Morin reportedly ran a red light, but have yet to issue a citation in the crash as the investigation continues. He had a passenger in his vehicle.

Stecker, Morin and 35-year-old Shanell Azure of Belcourt, N.D., were all transported to Altru Hospital by ambulance.

The crash occurred at 6:05 p.m. Thursday, and troopers say portions of the intersection were blocked off for several hours as the wreck was investigated and the area cleared.

A deadly crash that killed three and injured six others Tuesday occurred about two miles west of the intersection.

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