GRAFTON, N.D. - A driver and two passengers sustained non-life-threatening injuries Monday after a vehicle rear ended a snow plow on Interstate 29, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Injured in the crash were George Whitmer, 69, of Stephen, Minn., who was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer, and passengers, Martha Whitmer, 69, of Stephen, Minn., and Mary Whitmer, 44, of Hallock, Minn.
The snow plow operator, Blayne Twamley, 46, of Drayton, N.D., was uninjured.
The crash occurred at 2 p.m., when the SUV driven by George Whitmer attempted to pass a North Dakota Department of Transportation snow plow just north of the Grafton exit. The northbound car rear ended the passenger side of the plow, according to a news release.
The plow had no damage, while the Trailblazer received heavy front-end damage. All drivers and passengers were wearing seatbelts, the release said.
The crash remains under investigation by the NDHP.