GRAND FORKS — A Manitoba semi-truck driver was brought to the hospital for minor injuries Thursday afternoon, Feb. 13, after his vehicle rear-ended another semi traveling north on Interstate 29 about 1 mile north of Grand Forks.
About 1:30 p.m., the two semis were both headed north on the interstate when a Peterbilt truck driven by 40-year-old Collin Schroeder crashed into the trailer of the semi driving ahead of him, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Schroeder's semi, which was moving at a higher speed than the semi ahead of his, was severely damaged in the crash, the patrol said. The trailer his semi crashed into was also heavily damaged.
The right lane of northbound I-29 was blocked off for about four hours because of the crash.
Schroeder was brought by ambulance to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks for minor injuries, according to the patrol. He is being cited for failing to maintain control, with distracted driving being listed as the cause of the crash. The driver of the semi ahead of Schroeder's was uninjured, according to authorities.
Both drivers are listed as being from Manitoba.