Wrong trailer hitch ball led to fatal I-29 crash

FARGO (KVRR) – The North Dakota Highway Patrol says an improperly sized trailer hitch ball contributed to a fatal crash on I-29 in Fargo last week. The hitch ball on the pickup was smaller than the hitch on the trailer was designed for. As the vehicle was traveling southbound on I-29, the trailer hitch separated from the ball.  The driver…

One person killed in I-29 crash in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – The Highway Patrol says a 73 year old woman is dead and a 72 year old man is in the hospital after a crash on I-29 at the 17th Avenue South overpass in Fargo. It happened around 3:00 Monday afternoon, backing up traffic for many blocks. Authorities say an SUV hit a stopped pickup pulling a…

Man seriously injured after jumping from vehicle in Fargo

Authorities say the incident happened on I-29 southbound at the 13th Avenue South exit

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — One person is seriously injured after jumping from a moving vehicle in Fargo. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a 33-year-old man was a passenger when they attempted to jump and was partially run over around 4:30 this afternoon. It happened on I-29 southbound at the 13th Avenue South exit. The passenger then attempted to jump the…

Man dies after crashing into barrier on I-29 in Fargo

The highway patrol says it appears he suffered a medical condition.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A 45-year-old man is dead after crashing his vehicle into a concrete barrier. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the driver was going south on I-29 when he suffered a medical condition near Main Avenue around 3:00 p.m. He was taken to Sanford where he was pronounced dead. The crash is under investigation. Categories: Local News,…

New Report Shows Risks Of Increasing Speed Limit On I-29 & I-94 in ND

Lawmakers are considering increasing the speed limit on certain parts of the interstates from 75 to 80 mph

BISMARCK, ND (KVRR) – North Dakota Lawmakers are discussing a raise in speed limit on certain areas of I-29 and I-94 from 75 to 80 miles per hour. Though Republican Representative Ben Koppelman says states with that speed limit have seen fatalities drop at a higher rate than North Dakota, Triple A’s Gene LaDoucer says it comes with high risks….

Victim in Fatal Crash Near Buxton Identified As Fargo Man

Crash Happened Saturday Just After Noon

BUXTON, N.D. — The name of a Fargo man killed in a crash with a semi near Buxton, North Dakota Saturday is released. The Highway Patrol has identified the man as 26-year-old Damon Williams. They say both Williams and the semi driver were heading southbound on I-29 just after noon when Williams rear-ended the semi. He died at the scene….

I-29 on-ramp closes after cement mixer overturns in Grand Forks

No other vehicles were involved and no one else was injured.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–An I-29 on-ramp was closed for more than an hour after a cement mixer overturned in Grand Forks on Friday. Police say David Galdanez was driving a Kost Materials cement mixer when he attempted to turn onto the on-ramp from Demers Avenue to I-29 at approximately 9:20 a.m. Galdanez was traveling too fast and failed to safely make…

NDDOT & Highway Patrol Stress Importance Of 40 MPH Speed Limit On I-29

From June 1st to June 30th, The North Dakota highway patrol has conducted 183 traffic stops in that area.

FARGO, N.D.- NDDOT has been installing concrete median barriers on the off ramp from I-29 onto 13th Avenue to prevent head on crashes. They say they have seen an increase of people going over the 40 miles per hour speed limit. “DOT and Highway Patrol have been working together on this job quite a lot. They ramped up some enforcement…