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Grand Forks Herald , Published January 12 2012

Highway Patrol release names in Lakota crash

GRAND FORKS - The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the names of the six people involved in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 2 in Lakota on Wednesday evening.

The Patrol said Curtis Olson, 45, was driving a 2011 International semi-trailer heading north on U.S. Highway 1 and pulled through the intersection in front of a car heading west on U.S. Highway 2.

Mark Restemayer, 43, was driving the second vehicle, with four passengers: Pedro Moreira, 21, Marcelo Rodrigues Monteiro, 23, Thiago Muniz Magnani, 22 and Luis Paulo Trabach Alves, 21.

The release said Restemayer’s 1996 Chevy Lumina struck the passenger side of the semi. There was snow on the road with more snow blowing across it.

All five men in the car were heading from Grand Forks to their homes in Devils Lake and were wearing seat belts.

Olson, from Grafton, was traveling from rural Lakota to a residence in town.

Ambulances from Michigan, Lakota and Devils Lake responded to the call, and all six men were transported to Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake. The Lumina was totaled in the crash, while the semi had only undercarriage damage.

Mercy Hospital said Thursday it could not release information on the conditions of the victims of the crash.

The crash is still under investigation by the Highway Patrol.