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Forum staff reports, Published July 26 2013

Two people hospitalized after crash near Michigan, N.D.

MICHIGAN, N.D. – Two people were taken to the hospital Friday afternoon after a crash on U.S. Highway 2 about a mile east of Michigan.

Tchamong Hurh, 46, of Lino Lakes, Minn., was eastbound on Highway 2 from Devil’s Lake on his way to St. Paul when his vehicle struck the rear end of the trailer.

Richard Danda, 67, of Michigan, was turning left onto Highway 2 in a semi-truck pulling the trailer and saw Hurh approaching from the west in a Toyota Rav4. He tried to pull onto the shoulder to avoid the collision. The impact of the crash caused Hurh’s vehicle to roll over, injuring two passengers.

David Her, 26, of Lino Lakes, Minn. A passenger in Hurh’s vehicle, sustained serious head injuries. He was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, where he’s listed in critical condition. Another passenger in Hurh’s vehicle, 63-year-old Lia Mua, was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.

Danda and Hurh were not injured in the crash, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol report. All involved were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.

Citations were not issued to either driver, said Sgt. Greg Smith with the North Dakota Highway Patrol.