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Grand Forks Herald, Published January 11 2012

Six people injured in a two-vehicle collision in Lakota

LAKOTA, N.D. - Six people were injured in a two-vehicle collision in Lakota early Wednesday evening, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

According to the patrol, at about 5 p.m., a 1996 Chevy Lumina was heading west from Grand Forks to Devils Lake on U.S. Highway 2. The driver, 43, and the four passengers, ages 21, 21, 22 and 23, are all from Devils Lake, the patrol said. At the intersection with North Dakota Highway 1, the Lumina was hit by a 2011 International semi attempting to cross Highway 2. The semi was driven by a 45-year-old from Grafton, N.D., the patrol said. Weather conditions were snow and blowing snow, the patrol said.

All six involved in the accident were injured, the patrol said, and their names have not been released. All five people in the Lumina were wearing seat belts, but not the semi driver, the patrol said. Ambulances from Michigan, Lakota and Devils Lake responded to the call, and the injured were transported to Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake. The Lumina was totaled in the crash, while the semi had only undercarriage damage. Charges against the semi driver are “under investigation,” the patrol report said.