KVRR News, Fargo, ND.
KVRR News, Fargo, ND.
KVRR on Twitter KVRR on Facebook

Icy Roads Cause Accidents, One Death



Bookmark and Share

Most of us were not so excited to see a mid-April snow fall when we woke up this morning.
 
The snow caused icy road conditions that caused several accidents around the Valley, one resulting in death.
 
Both eastbound lanes on I-94 near Barnesville were shut down while crews cleaned up what was left after an accident involving two semi trucks.
 
Authorities say 43-year-old Steven J. Olson, of Moorhead, was driving a Kemp milk truck when he tried to pass another semi driven by Thomas Harrington Jr., of St. Paul, around 4 this morning.

 

Officials say the semi lost control and side swiped the milk truck.
 
"One of the semi's then ran off the road into the median and struck the guard rail," Sgt. Jesse Grabow, with the Minnesota State Patrol said.
 
Olson was killed in the crash.

 

The incident is still under investigation but road conditions at the time were icy due to snow.
 
"April is one of those months when you talk about April showers it's not always rain, it can be snow showers too," Grabow said.
 
Which made for conditions drivers didn't know they'd have to deal with in mid-April.

 

Several accidents around the Valley occurred after the snowfall overnight.
 
"I wasn't really expecting it. I thought this stuff moved on already," truck driver Mike Janovutz said.
 
But it didn't.

 

Which is why officials are reminding drivers it may be spring but it can still get difficult driving.
 
"You just have to be aware of surroundings and be that defense a lot of the time too," Grabow said.
 
"You just have to deal with it, being a truck driver you drive in all kinds of weather," Janovutz said.
 
In all kinds of seasons.
 
Milk that spilled in the crash froze on the road causing more slippery conditions.

     

Fargo Not Feeling Holiday Travel Rush

While other airports across the country dealt with long lines, Hector ...

Wimmer To Run For Mayor Again

Brad Wimmer is taking another run at becoming mayor of Fargo. The businessman lost ...

NDSU Graduation Moves From Fargodome  story with video

Nearly 600 NDSU students join the post-graduate world today.  "I'm pretty ...

Realtors Win Bell Ringing Competition  Dec. 19

Burris Sentenced to Prison  Dec. 19

Moorhead Man Cited in Train Vs. Semi Crash   Dec. 19

Hoeven Confident Keystone XL Pipeline to Pass  Dec. 19

Man Charged with Murder in 2013 Fatal Fire  Dec. 19

More Parent Supervision Required of Teen Driving  Dec. 19

Six in Running for Two Higher Ed Board Seats  Dec. 19

Fargo Man Punches Officer After Hit and Run  Dec. 19

22 Residents Displaced in Minot Fire  Dec. 19

Minnesota Health Officials Report Flu Surge  Dec. 19

Woman Gets 6-Month Sentence for Child Abuse  Dec. 19

Good News for First Time Home Buyers  story with video  Dec. 18

Nearly 400 Students Graduate from MSUM  Dec. 18

Food Boxes Given to Over 700 Families  Dec. 18

Justices Deny Post-Conviction Relief for Fort Totten Man  Dec. 18

2015 Grand Forks Selfie Calendar  story with video  Dec. 18

UND Nickname and Logo Task Force Meets  Dec. 18

KVRR News Archive
     

Six in Running for Two Higher Ed Board Seats

Six finalists are in the running for two spots on the ...

NDSU Graduation Moves From Fargodome  story with video

Nearly 600 NDSU students join the post-graduate world ...

Fargo Man Punches Officer After Hit and Run

A Fargo man is facing a number of charges after ...

Burris Sentenced to Prison  Dec. 19

Woman Gets 6-Month Sentence for Child Abuse  Dec. 19

Fargo Not Feeling Holiday Travel Rush  Dec. 19

Hoeven Confident Keystone XL Pipeline to Pass  Dec. 19

More Parent Supervision Required of Teen Driving  Dec. 19

KVRR News Archive