MARILYN PEDERSON

No Criminal Charges In Fatal Forklift Crash Last Summer In Grand Forks County

Marilyn Pederson of Northwood crashed into a forklift on Highway 15 near Thompson killing Juan Contreras

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, ND — Grand Forks County State’s Attorney Haley Wamstad has declined to file charges against an elderly woman for a deadly crash last summer. It was June when then 80-year-old Marilyn Pederson of Northwood crashed into a forklift on Highway 15 near Thompson killing 61-year-old Juan Contreras of Grand Forks. Pederson and her 75-year-old passenger were not hurt….

UPDATE: Forklift Driver Struck And Killed Is Identified

Juan Contreras of Grand Forks was driving the forklift on Highway 15 when he was struck Monday afternoon

THOMPSON, N.D. — We now know the name of a forklift operator who was struck from behind and killed near Thompson, North Dakota on Monday afternoon. He is 61-year-old Juan Contreras of Grand Forks. Contreras was driving the forklift on Highway 15 when he was hit by a minivan driven by 80-year-old Marilyn Pederson of Northwood. Pederson and her 75-year-old passenger…

Forklift Operator Hit From Behind And Killed Near Thompson

the 61-year-old Grand Forks man was driving the forklift on Highway 15

THOMPSON, N.D. — A forklift operator is dead after getting hit from behind near Thompson, North Dakota. The highway patrol says the 61-year-old Grand Forks man was driving the forklift on Highway 15 when he was hit by a minivan just before one o’clock this afternoon. 80-year-old Marilyn Pederson of Northwood was behind the wheel of the minivan. Pederson and…