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Elderly Woman Killed in Crash on I-29 Identified

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The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the names of four people involved in a crash that killed one woman on Tuesday. 89-year-old Phyllis Gordon of Ada, Minnesota, died of her injuries after the vehicle she was riding in got rear ended on Interstate-29.

Jennifer Myers, 43 of Borup, Minnesota, was driving the vehicle that got hit. Page Myers, who is 17, was also a passenger in that car. Both were taken to the hospital for their injuries. The driver of the other vehicle is Abby Sletten, a 20-year-old from Hatton, North Dakota. She was also injured in the crash.

The highway patrol says Myers had stopped in a northbound lane on I-29 while preparing to use the median to switch directions and head south. While stopped in the northbound lane, the SUV was rear-ended by Sletten's vehicle.

The crash remains under investigation, but Highway Patrol officers remind drivers that using medians to switch directions on the interstate is illegal.

ORIGINAL STORY
A deadly crash along Interstate-29 has taken the life of a 89-year-old woman from Ada, Minnesota. 
 The accident happened approximately 1:50 Tuesday afternoon near mile marker 108, which is between Mayville and Hillsboro.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says an SUV stopped in a northbound lane to cross the interstate median and head southbound. Another SUV, also heading north, rear ended the stopped vehicle. The 89-year-old woman died of her injuries at the crash scene. A 17-year-old in the backseat and the 43-year old driver were also injured and both taken to Altru Health in Grand Forks. They are both from Borup, Minnesota.

A 20-year-old from Hatton, North Dakota, was driving the other vehicle and had to be taken to Sanford Health in Fargo for her injuries. The name of the woman who was killed is expected to be released on Wednesday after family is notified.

Everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seatbelt. The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

North Dakota Highway Patrol officers say it is illegal to use the interstate medians to switch directions.
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