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Published February 18, 2022

Multi-Vehicle Injury Crash

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[Photo: courtesy of North Dakota Highway Patrol]
[Photo: courtesy of North Dakota Highway Patrol]

VALLEY CITY — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says fourteen vehicles collided on I-94 four miles west of Valley City Friday morning.

According to the NDHP, the crash began at approximately 10:30 a.m. with a commercial motor vehicle rear ending a pickup towing a snowmobile trailer. After this initial collision, the pickup towing the snowmobiles jackknifed. Additional vehicles came into the scene and additional crashes occurred.

In total, nine passenger vehicles and five commercial motor vehicles were involved in the crash. There were twenty-two occupants in the fourteen vehicles. The entire westbound roadway became blocked. Westbound I-94 at Valley City was closed for approximately three hours while the crash scene was cleared.

As a result of the multi-vehicle crash, there was one serious injury and three minor injuries. The serious injured person was initially transported to Mercy Hospital in Valley City, and then transferred to Sanford Hospital in Fargo. The three minor injuries were all treated and released at Mercy Hospital.

At the time of the crash a blizzard warning was in effect. Areas of reduced visibility were present on I-94.

The NDHP was assisted by the Barnes County Sheriff’s Office, Valley City Police Department, Valley City Fire Department, Barnes County Ambulance and the NDDOT.

The crashes remain under investigation.

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