Published August 25, 2023

Pursuit Ends in Minot Crash

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ND Highway Patrol

What: Vehicle Pursuit and 2-Vehicle Injury Crash
Where: Valley St and 13th St SE – Minot, ND
When: 08-24-2023 at 7:50 pm CST
Road Conditions: Good
Weather Conditions: Clear
Crash Involvement: 2-Vehicle
Type of Crash: Rear-end
Agencies Involved: McHenry County Sheriff’s Department, Ward County Sheriff’s
Department, North Dakota Highway Patrol, Minot Police Department, Minot Fire Department
and Trinity First Response Ambulance
Vehicle No. 1: 2006 Toyota Corolla
Driver No. 1: Tia Gomez – 26 yr old female – Voltaire, ND – non-life-threatening injuries
Charges: Under Investigation
Vehicle No. 2: 2010 Ford Escape
Driver No. 2: Andres Carranza – 32 yr old male – Minot, ND – not injured
Charges: Under Investigation

This media release is being sent in cooperation with the McHenry County Sheriff’s

Around 7:40 pm CST the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department responded to a domestic
incident in rural McHenry County east of Voltaire, ND. A responding deputy located Tia
Gomez traveling westbound along Highway 52 near Voltaire and attempted a traffic stop.
Gomez fled westbound on Highway 52 at a high rate of speed. NDHP Troopers and Ward
County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area. Tire disabling spike strips were utilized and
successfully deflated two of the vehicle’s tires. Gomez continued to flee into Minot where she
rear-ended a 2010 Ford Escape, driven by Andres Carranza, at Valley St and 13th St SE.
Gomez was transported by ambulance for non-life-threatening injuries. Carranza was not
Gomez faces multiple charges stemming from this incident.
The area of the crash was closed for approximately 1.5 hrs while the scene was cleared.
This crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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