Semi Driver Cited for Distracted Driving After Crash on I-29

Richland County accident
Richland County accident(Michael Barnhart)
Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 10:18 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 19, 2021 at 10:19 PM CDT
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RICHLAND COUNTY, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Highway Patrol says distracted driving is to blame for a semi rear-ending a vehicle on I-29. Highway Patrol says it happened just after 11 AM Tuesday at Mile Marker 11, Northbound on I-29.

Highway Patrol says the truck driver, 59-year-old Mark Mehrer from Iowa, was cited for both following too closely and distracted driving when he hit a small SUV driven by an 87-year-old from Aberdeen, SD. She and her passenger, a 53-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries.

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