Four people died in separate head-on crashes on Saturday, Sept. 25, and Sunday, Sept. 26, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The drivers of two vehicles were killed early Sunday on Interstate 29 seven miles south of Fargo where there is road construction and head-to-head traffic. A 2011 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 65-year-old Moorhead, Minnesota, man was southbound on I-29. A 2015 Ford Expedition was northbound on I-29 driven by a 27-year-old Fargo man.
The patrol said the crash occurred at 1:17 a.m. when the Silverado crossed the center line and struck the Expedition head on, killing both drivers.
A 55-year-old woman from Moorhead who was a passenger in the Silverado was taken by ambulance to Essentia Health in Fargo with serious injuries, the patrol said. The two people in the Silverado were not wearing seat belts.
Two Fargo men who were passengers in the Expedition, a 32-year-old and 38-year-old, were seriously injured. One was taken by SanfordAirMed to Sanford Hospital in Fargo and the other was taken by ambulance to Essentia Health. The Expedition driver and 38-year-old were wearing seat belts; the 32-year-old was not.
Both vehicles were totaled in the collision. I-29 was closed for several hours while the crash was investigated with traffic diverted to Cass County Road 81.
Also responding to the crash were Cass County Sheriff’s Department, Kindred Ambulance, FM Ambulance, Horace Fire Department and Kindred Fire Department.
The crash is under investigation by the patrol.
Two people died on Saturday afternoon when one vehicle waiting to turn was rear-ended, pushing it into another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction, the patrol said.
That crash involving three vehicles occurred at 2:46 p..m. on North Dakota Highway 18, two miles south of Hunter.
The patrol said a 2021 Suburban was northbound on the highway, waiting to turn left into a private driveway. A 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe was southbound at the same location when a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado rear-ended the Suburban, pushing it into the Hyundai, killing the 82-year-old man driving the Hyundai and his 62-year-old female passenger, both of Devils Lake, North Dakota. Both were wearing seat belts.
The 39-year-old Wheatland, North Dakota, driver of the Suburban and her passengers, 5- and 8-year-old girls, were injured, the 5-year-old seriously. Seat belts were in use; restraint use in the 5-year-old wasn't known, the patrol said. One of the girls was taken by Sanford AirMed to Sanford Hospital in Fargo. The other Suburban occupants were transported by ambulance to Fargo.
The driver of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado, a 43-year-old man from Moorhead, sustained minor injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.
Also responding were the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, Hunter Ambulance, FM Ambulance and Hunter Fire Department.
The patrol said all vehicles were totaled and more information would be released pending notification of family. The crash is under investigation.