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Forum staff reports, Published December 02 2013

Southeast ND Highway Patrol troopers respond to 26 crashes in 12 hours

FARGO – Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers in the Southeast Region responded to 26 crashes and 40 vehicles in the ditch.

Of the 26 crashes, 23 were property damage only and three resulted in minor injuries, the Highway Patrol said in a news release.

According to the release:

The first injury crash happened on Highway 18 near Amenia involving a car and a commercial vehicle.

The driver of the car suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to a Fargo hospital.

The second injury accident occurred on Interstate 94 eastbound at Exit 272 when a driver of a car lost control and struck a guardrail at the underpass. The driver suffered minor injuries and was treated on scene.

Two cars crashed on I-94 near mile marker 303, east of Valley City.

One of the drivers suffered minor injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital in Valley City.

The driver and a passenger in the second vehicle were arrested for possession of a controlled substance-marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana paraphernalia. The driver, Nathaniel Posch, 23 of Paynesville, Minn., and passenger Tyler Verley, 26, of Royalton, Minn., were taken to the Barnes County Correctional Facility in Valley City.