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Jamestown man arrested after 3-vehicle collision Sunday

No major injuries were reported in the crash.

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Aaron Madsen
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JAMESTOWN — A 39-year-old Jamestown man was arrested for DUI and reckless endangerment on Sunday, Aug. 14, after rear-ending two vehicles stopped for a stop light on the U.S. Highway 52 bypass, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Two people were reported injured.

The crash occurred at 4:04 p.m. half a mile west of Jamestown.

Aaron Madsen was driving a 2007 GMC Envoy northbound and failed to slow down or stop for the light, rear-ending a 2013 Ford Edge driven by Tonia Marshall, 50, Rosebud, South Dakota, the patrol said. The collision pushed the Ford into the west ditch, and the GMC then rear-ended a 2022 Toyota Corolla driven by Shayanne Briss, 20, Jamestown.

The GMC then continued into the east ditch, striking a culvert. The Toyota remained in the northbound lanes.

The patrol said Briss, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured and the Toyota was driven from the scene.

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The occupants of the Ford, Tonia Marshall, Heather Marshall, 43, Rosebud, and a juvenile girl, were transported by Jamestown Area Ambulance to Jamestown Regional Medical Center. Heather Marshall had a claimed injury. They were all wearing seat belts.

Madsen was tested and arrested on DUI and reckless endangerment charges, the patrol said. He was not injured. His passengers were Felipe Fontana Pinto, 30, Jamestown, who had a minor injury, and Brian Klose, 26, and Rocky Pease, 26, of Jamestown, who were not injured. Madsen, Fontana Pinto and Klose were not wearing seat belts; seat belt use was not indicated for Pease.

The patrol continues to investigate the crash. The Stutsman County Sheriff's Office and Jamestown Rural Fire Department also responded to the scene.

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