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Published September 20, 2023

Names Released in Injury Crash South of Minot

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ND Highway Patrol

Ward County Injury Crash UPDATE
What: Injury Crash
Where: Highway 83 near mile marker 192.8 (approximately 5 miles south of Minot)
When: September 19, 2023 @ 3:32 PM CST
Road Conditions: Dry
Weather Conditions: Clear
Crash Involvement: Two vehicles
Type of Crash: Rear end
Agencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Ward County Sheriff’s Office, Minot Rural
Fire Department and Trinity First Response
Vehicle No. 1: 2023 Buick Enclave
Driver No. 1: John Mjoen: 79-year-old male of Newburg ND, minor injury
Restraints: Seatbelt in use and airbags deployed
Charges: under investigation
Passenger No. 1: Carolyn Mjoen: 71-year-old female of Newburg ND, serious injury
Restraints: Seatbelt in use and airbags deployed
Vehicle No. 2: 2016 GMC Yukon
Driver No. 2: Erica Erck: 43-year-old female of Minot ND, serious injury
Restraints: Seat belt in use and no airbags
Charges: under investigation
NARRATIVE: A 2016 GMC Yukon was northbound on Highway 83 and a 2023 Buick Enclave
was behind the Yukon also northbound on Highway 83. Both vehicles were in the left lane of
travel. The Yukon was approaching the intersection with 107th Avenue Southwest. The Yukon
was attempting to turn left and go west on 107th Avenue Southwest. The Enclave struck the
Yukon’s rear end. Both vehicles came to final rest in the center median. The passenger of the
Enclave was transported to Trinity Hospital. The driver of the Yukon was also transported to
Trinity Hospital.
The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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