UPDATE: GRAND FORKS POLICE DEPARTMENT:
**Updated release** on 02-08-2014 at 3:40pm, prepared by Det. Rory Suby. Please contact Lt. Remer with any questions.
The person in the above referenced incident, who suffered fatal injuries from yesterday's accident, was identified as Neil Little, a 62 year old male from Fargo, ND. The crash investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time.
GRAND FORKS POLICE DEPARTMENT:
On 02-07-14 at approximately 2:28 PM officers of the Grand Forks Police Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of 14th Ave. S. and S. Columbia Rd.
Upon arrival officers learned that a 2004 Audi passenger vehicle driven by a 62 year old male Fargo ND resident was heading westbound from 14th Ave. S. from the intersection with S. Columbia Rd. The Audi was struck on the driver's side by a 2001 Ford F150 pickup driven by a 34 year old male Grand Forks resident who was driving northbound on S. Columbia Rd.
The driver of the F150 pickup was not injured in the crash. A 10 year old Grand Forks resident who was a passenger in the pickup was transported to Altru Hospital for treatment for injuries and released.
The driver of the Audi was transported to Altru Hospital for life threatening injuries. The driver of the Audi subsequently passed away at Altru Hospital.
The Grand Forks Police Department continues to investigate this crash. A large portion of S. Columbia Rd. required closure while this was accomplished. The police department wishes to thank the public for their patience during this closure and encourages anyone who may have witnessed this crash to contact the police department at 701-787-8000.
Other agencies who responding and assisted with this motor vehicle crash were the Grand Forks Fire Department, Altru Hospital, the North Dakota Highway Patrol and the U.S. Border Patrol. The police department would like to thank those agencies for their help and assistance during this crash investigation.