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Forum News Service, Published February 19 2013

Chain-reaction accident near Drayton sends 2 to hospital

A chain-reaction accident on Interstate 29 this morning resulted in minor injuries and two totaled vehicles.

A total of five vehicles - all traveling northbound - were involved in the crash, which occurred when one of the vehicles stopped at about 10:20 a.m. four miles south of Drayton, N.D., according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Two of the vehicles were semi-trailers and three were passenger vehicles. All but one of the vehicles had to be towed from the scene. One semi and one passenger vehicle were totaled, the patrol said.

Two drivers were injured and transported to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks where they were treated for minor injuries. Traffic was backed up for several miles while emergency crews removed the vehicles from the roadway, officials said.

In addition to the patrol, officials from the Walsh and Pembina county sheriff's departments and fire departments from Drayton and Grafton responded to the accident, which remains under investigation.