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Update: Dangerous Driving Conditions Cause Multiple Crashes

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UPDATED Monday 9:00 AM

The names of the men involved in crash that left one man dead have been released. Dennis Johnson, from Cedar, Minnesota lost control on a slippery road, hit a semi truck and was killed. The North Dakota State Highway Patrol says it happened on I-29 near Hillsboro yesterday. Johnson was driving an SUV that rolled into the median and hit the semi. He was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown out of his vehicle. The driver of the semi truck, Kevin Fogarty, from Winnipeg in Canada was not hurt.

Sunday 5:00 PM

One man is dead after rolling his car on I29 and being hit by a semi. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says it happened just before 3:30 Sunday afternoon, a few miles south of Hillsboro in the southbound lane. The man swerved off the road, rolled, was hit by the semi and thrown out of the car. Highway Patrol says it's possible the man was not wearing his seat belt. The man's name has not been released, pending notification of family members. The Highway Patrol says icy road conditions most likely played a factor. The crash is still under investigation.

ORIGINAL

Dozens of crashes and rollovers have been reported throughout the Red River Valley. The North Dakota Department of Transportation is reporting very dangerous road conditions, especially in the southern end of the Valley. There is ice, snow and slush covered roadways. Wind is also causing snow to drift and stick to the roads.

A multiple car crash happened near Hillsboro just before 3:30 this afternoon. As of 4:30 PM, traffic is still backed up about a mile on I29 near the crash.

For the latest road conditions, dial 5-1-1 or check these DOT websites:

North Dakota
http://www.dot.nd.gov/travel-info-v2/

Minnesota
http://hb.511mn.org/main.jsf

 

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