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North Dakota Highway Patrol vehicle struck after car rear-ended

All vehicles were towed from the scene.

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A tow truck operator loads a car on Wednesday, involved in a multi-vehicle pileup on I-94 near Exit 258 in Jamestown. John M. Steiner / The Jamestown Sun

The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a trooper's vehicle was struck on Wednesday, Jan. 5, during work at an earlier accident on Interstate 94 near Jamestown.

A patrol trooper was conducting traffic control in the right lane of I-94 near mile marker 259 shortly after 2:20 p.m. after a vehicle struck a guardrail and was left unattended in the right lane of I-94. North Dakota Department of Transportation plows were working in the area and plowing the left lane east of the trooper's location, and a second truck was stationed behind the patrol's car with all lights activated.

A passenger car and an SUV went around the parked plow and moved to the right lane to pass the second plow working in the left lane, the patrol said. The patrol said the car attempted to slow down and was struck from behind by the SUV, causing the car to strike the patrol vehicle.

All vehicles were towed from the scene. The occupants in the SUV were transported by Jamestown Area Ambulance to the Jamestown Regional Medical Center to be treated for their injuries.

The Jamestown Police Department and the Stutsman County Sheriff's Office also responded to the scene.

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The Jamestown Police Department is investigating the accident.

Masaki Ova joined The Jamestown Sun in August 2021 as a reporter. He grew up on a farm near Pingree, N.D. He majored in communications at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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