MAPLETON, N.D. – Authorities have identified 13 people involved in a serious crash involving a van full of girls basketball players and another car Thursday night, June 28, south of Mapleton.
The crash happened at 8:41 p.m. on Cass County Road 15 and 42nd Street SE, approximately four miles west of West Fargo, according to a news release.
Police identified the driver of the car as Levi Allmaras, 23, of West Fargo. Cameron Bolton, 22, of Fargo, was a passenger in the car with Allmaras. Both were transported to Sanford Medical Center and are listed in critical condition.
Elizabeth Lyons, 18, of Lisbon, N.D., was identified as the driver of the van. Other passengers included Jamie Reinke, 17, of Lisbon; Kalli Lautt, 17, of Fort Ransom, N.D.; Kendra Odegard, 15, of Lisbon; Asha Sweet, 14, of Lisbon; Elizabeth Reiger, 14, of Lisbon; Taylor Gilbert, 14, of Lisbon; Sidney Anderson, 16, of Milnor, N.D.; Olivia Tuhy, 25, of Lisbon; Kasen Anderson, 16, of Fort Ransom; and Brianna Nielsen, 18, of Lisbon.
All of the van passengers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Sanford Medical Center. Lyons and Reinke wore seat belts, but the other van passengers did not.
According to the news release:
A 2003 Mitsubishi Galant, driven by Levi Allmaras, was traveling west on 42nd Street SE at an unknown speed.
The 1989 GMC van was traveling south on County Road 15 at 55 mph. Allmaras’ vehicle entered the controlled intersection without yielding and was struck on the passenger side by the GMC van.
Both vehicles left the roadway and entered the ditch on the southwest corner of the intersection, neither of the vehicle’s occupants were ejected. The Mitsubishi rolled over and came to rest facing northeast on its wheels, the GMC came to rest facing north on its wheels.