3 people die in Interstate 94 crash in Moorhead

Vehicle was crushed between two semis in construction zone.

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Emergency responders and investigators respond to a crash on I-94 in Moorhead Friday afternoon, July 15.
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MOORHEAD, Minn. — Three people have died in a crash involving an SUV and two semis in the westbound lane of Interstate 94 in Moorhead on Friday, July 15.

The Minnesota State Patrol has not released the names of the individuals who died in the crash.

According to a report from the Patrol, a Ford Edge and two semis were traveling west when one of the semis stopped in the construction zone, with the Ford stopping behind the semi. A second semi then collided with the rear of the Ford, pushing it into the rear of the first semi.

Three people in the Ford were the driver, a 65-year-old man from Ham Lake, Minnesota, and two passengers including a 63-year-old woman from Ham Lake and an 89-year-old woman from Blaine, Minnesota.

The crash was reported just after 2 p.m. just east of the intersection with Highway 75, where traffic was down to one lane.


The Ford involved in the crash was seriously damaged, and emergency responders used panels to block it from view about 30 minutes after the crash.

One of the semis was driven by a 58-year-old Wells, Minnesota man, while the other was driven by a 49-year-old man from an unknown city, according to the report.

The Patrol said more information would be released Sunday.

It was the second crash on I-94 in that area in the past two days.

Five people were injured, one of them seriously, in a four-vehicle crash near Moorhead on Thursday, July 14, according to a report from the Patrol.

That crash happened about 10 a.m. just east of Moorhead. A 70-year-old woman sustained serious injuries

The Moorhead Police Department, Moorhead Fire Department, Clay County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota State Patrol and Sanford Ambulance all responded to the crash.

An almost 50-year veteran of the newspaper business, Amundson has worked for The Forum and Forum News Service for 15 years. He started as a sport reporter in Minnesota. He is currently the city and night reporter for The Forum. 701-451-5665
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