Bus Carrying MSUM Men’s Basketball Team Involved in Crash in Stutsman County

Philpot and the basketball team were not injured


JAMESTOWN, ND — The motor coach carrying at least 20 members of the MSUM Men’s Basketball team was involved in a crash about 30 miles west of Jamestown.

The state patrol says the bus was traveling westbound on I-94 behind a Buick in the left lane.

Another vehicle was in the right lane, but had stopped due to the driver having a medical issue.

A semi, traveling in the right lane, swerved to avoid the stopped vehicle, causing the Buick in the left lane to brake.

The driver of the motor coach, 70-year-old Robert Philpot of Moorhead, hit the Buick from behind.

The driver of the Buick, 34-year-old Joell Hill of Fargo, and the three children in the car were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

Philpot and the basketball team were not injured.

The bus had about $5,000 in damages and the state patrol is investigating possible charges.

The MSUM Men’s Basketball Team was going to Bismarck for a game against the University of Mary.


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