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No injuries reported after flatbed trailer dislodged from vehicle on I-29 ramp

The accident occurred around 11:15 a.m. Friday.

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GRAND FORKS — A ramp to Interstate 29 was closed for about two hours after a flatbed trailer became dislodged from a pickup truck on Friday morning in Grand Forks, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said in a crash report.

The NDHP said Mauricio Jimenez-Flores was driving a 2021 Ram 3500 west on US Highway 2/Gateway Drive in Grand Forks, pulling a gooseneck flatbed trailer loaded with a piece of industrial equipment.

He drove onto the entrance ramp to enter southbound Interstate 29. While he was negotiating a curve in the ramp, the trailer tipped on its left side and became uncoupled from the towing vehicle, the release said. The Ram remained upright.

The accident occurred around 11:15 a.m. Friday.

Neither Jimenez-Flores, 22, nor his passenger Emmanuel Lopez-Velasco, 24, were injured. Both are from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The ramp was closed for approximately two hours while the trailer was removed.

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Jimenez-Flores was cited for care required and commercial vehicle violations, according to the release.

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