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I-94 Re-Opened

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The eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 between Ashby and Evansville reopened at 10:30 a.m. following a crash earlier today. All lanes in both directions are open to traffic.

The State Patrol says the crash involved three semis at around 5 a.m.  The first was rear-ended by the second semi.  The second semi jackknifed and blocked both lanes of west-bound traffic.  The third semi drove into the median to avoid the crash; that semi ended up rolling and blocking both eastbound lanes of I-94.  Two of the drivers were taken to the hospital.

Steven Thordarson, the driver of the third semi, is from Casselton, North Dakota.  He was treated and released.  Names of the other drivers have not been released.


The eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 between Ashby and Evansville remain closed due to a crash earlier today. The westbound lanes are open to traffic. Motorists are advised to avoid this area and seek alternate routes.

Original Story

A crash has closed Interstate 94 near mile marker 82 in Minnesota.  In an unrelated crash, two people are being treated for injuries suffered in a separate, high-speed crash along Interstate 94 west of Fargo.

 A Cass County deputy clocked a car at more than 100 miles per hour near Casselton. The driver wouldn't stop, then tried to exit the freeway at the Wheatland-Chaffee exit -- that's when the crash happened.

The male driver was Lifeflighted to a Fargo hospital. A female passenger was transported by ground ambulance.

A second crash involving as many as 3 semis has shut down both east & west bound lanes of I-94 in west-central Minnesota.

The crash happened about 6:30 this morning at mile marker 82 near Evansville in Douglas County. 

State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Grabow says there's at least one injury.  He says to expect traffic delays, and try to avoid the area until the scene is cleared.

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