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Forum staff reports, Published August 29 2013

I-29 crash sends Fargo man to the hospital

FARGO – A crash on Interstate 29 on the north side of the city sent one man to the hospital after a semi rear-ended a bread truck.

The semi was following the bread truck northbound on I-29 about 1:40 p.m. Thursday, said Sgt. Dave Wolf of the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

The semi’s driver, Douglas Paulson, 62, of Devils Lake, N.D., looked down, then up, and saw the bread truck, rear-ending him near mile marker 69, Wolf said.

The bread truck, driven by Scott Degenstein, 44, of Fargo, was going about 55 mph before it was hit. It came to rest northbound on the east shoulder of I-29, and the semi wound up in the median facing southwest.

F-M Ambulance and the Fargo Fire Department responded to the crash. Degenstein was taken to Sanford Health.

Wolf said damage to the front end of the semi was estimated at about $8,000, and damage to the rear of the bread truck was about $6,000.