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Forum staff reports, Published October 15 2010

UPDATED: Driver identified in crash that seriously injured two in south Fargo crash

FARGO – The driver of a car was arrested and two of his passengers were seriously injured in a south Fargo crash early today.

Police were called at 2:09 a.m. to the crash on Woodbury Park Drive near the intersection of interstates 29 and 94 and found a vehicle flipped over on its side, Sgt. Bill Ahlfeldt said.

The vehicle apparently was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed when it struck a fence, a tree and a large stone sign at the entrance of the Woodbury Park development, he said.

β€œIt completely demolished that stone sign,” he said.

Three passengers found at the scene were taken to Essentia Health for treatment. Two sustained serious injuries not believed to be life-threatening, and the other had minor injuries, Ahlfeldt said.

The alleged driver, identified by police as Adam Harildstad, 21, of Fargo, fled the scene. Police found him in a nearby backyard and later arrested him on suspicion of DUI, leaving the scene of an injury accident and resisting police officers. He sustained minor injuries.

The DUI arrest was one of six made by Fargo police overnight, including the arrest of a woman who sustained minor injuries when she lost control of her motorcycle and had to lay it down, Ahlfeldt said.