I-94 west of West Fargo was halted Monday due to a multi-vehicle weather-related incident. Until the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) is able to clear the scene, the freeway between West Fargo and Casselton will remain closed.
Officers who attended the scene have given reports as to the accident. Lieutenant Troy Hischer of the NDHP says the incident included five semi-trucks and eight other automobiles. He explained further that, “It all started with a two vehicle crash between passenger vehicles. A semi struck them when they were in the road, and more vehicles piled in at the Durbin overhead,”
About six persons were hurt in the crash, and they were all sent to Fargo hospitals. The severity of their injuries has yet to be determined. The Durbin overpass, located midway between Mapleton and Casselton, is a “dead” interstate overpass, meaning it has no on/off ramp access.
The West Fargo Rural Fire Department, Cass County deputies, Casselton and Mapleton Fire Departments, and Cass County deputies were among the first responders. The case is still open and officers are doing all they can to bring the case to an end.