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Truck Driver Involved in Crash Recounts Whole Ordeal

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One truck driver described what he saw as an SUV slid out of control, hit him and then was hit by another semi.

The crash happened Tuesday morning on Interstate-94 a couple miles west of Casselton.

It was just another day on wintry roads in North Dakota for Jason Watson. Watson says, "I was driving on the right hand side, going about 60-65 miles an hour. There were two other vehicles that wanted to pass me."

He adds, "Next thing I know, I experienced or felt a bump."

That bump turned out to be much more.

"I looked in my rear view mirror and that car spun out and that semi behind that vehicle pretty much hit it right in the middle, T-boned it," says Watson.

A Honda CRV was headed eastbound on Interstate-94 when it hit a large snow bank drifting across the left lane. At that point the driver lost control and hit Watson's semi. The momentum of the hit turned the SUV around. It was then struck by the second semi. The second semi overturned in the median.

Watson was surprised saying, "I assume when a semi hits a vehicle like that, that hard, you know where right like T-boned it right in the middle of that, they're not gonna be okay."

But something floors him even more.

"I saw that snow bank. I'm they didn't see that snow bank. So you think they would have decided not to pass me," says Watson.

That point hits at the heart of the winter driving problems over the past two days.

Authorities say, "The sun is shining. People think it's a great day out. The ice is good. I should say the ice is off of the road making the roadway good."

Cleanup continued throughout the afternoon. It took about four semi-wreckers to get the overturned semi upright.

The semi was almost fully loaded weighing 75,000 pounds.

The driver of the SUV was taken to Sanford. Her injuries are not known.

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