Names Released in Fatal Crash Near Grand Forks

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the van was making a U-turn when it was struck by the semi.

Grand Forks, ND — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the van involved in a fatal crash on Highway 2 near Grand Forks last night was making a u-turn when it was struck by a semi.

Both vehicles were westbound.

The van overturned in the median ejecting some passengers.

Three of the ten passengers in the van were killed in the collision.

They have been identified as: 39-year-old Jason Boppre, 66-year-old William Joyner and 41-year-old Gary Voeller, all of Grand Forks.

Authorities say those in the van work for a commercial cleaning company and were on their way to a job at the Grand Forks Air Force Base.

The driver of the tanker was not hurt.

(Original Story)

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KFGO) – The North Dakota Highway Patrol┬ásays the van involved in a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 2, five miles west of Grand Forks Tuesday night was making a u-turn when it was struck by a semi.

Both vehicles were westbound.

There were ten people were in the van. Three passengers were killed.

The van overturned in the median ejecting some occupants.

The van’s driver, a 43 year old woman from Grand Forks, was injured.

Her condition is not available.

Patrol Lt. Troy Hischer says those in the van work for a commercial cleaning company and were on their way to a job at the Grand Forks Air Force Base.

The van has a seating capacity of 15.

Names of those involved are being withheld until relatives have been notified.

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