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Fargo man killed in collision with plow on Interstate 29 in Grand Forks County

Photo courtesy of the North Dakota Highway Patrol. 1 / 2
Photo courtesy of the North Dakota Highway Patrol. 2 / 2

A Tuesday morning crash between a plow and a passenger vehicle caused the death of a Fargo man on Interstate 29 near Reynolds, N.D.

According to a North Dakota Highway Patrol release, the 35-year-old male driver of a 2007 Chevrolet pickup was driving north at about 7:30 a.m. in the left passing lane of I-29.

At the same time, a Highway Patrol trooper had stopped “partially in the left lane” to investigate a different crash in the median of that section of road, less than 2 miles north of Reynolds.

The trooper was accompanied by a tow plow from the Department of Transportation that the patrol says was on scene to help by providing additional emergency lighting.

The Highway Patrol release states both of the stopped vehicles had all of their emergency lights activated when the driver of the pickup rear-ended the plow.

The Patrol release said the victim wasn’t wearing a seat belt. He was transported by ambulance to Altru Hospital and was pronounced dead.

The driver of the plow, Jacob Carlson, 29, of Grand Forks, wasn’t injured in the crash, according to the release. The aftermath of the collision prompted the closure of a section of Interstate 29 between Reynolds and Thompson, N.D.

The crash is under investigation by the Highway Patrol, which has not yet publicly identified the deceased driver.

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