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VC Man Hurt in Sunday Crash

February 19, 2013

A Valley City man and two Fargo residents were all treated for minor injuries at Essentia Hospital in Fargo after a Sunday collision on Interstate 29 between the car being driven by the Valley City man and a parked North Dakota State Patrol police interceptor.

According to Highway Patrol Captain Bryan Niewind, the only person not injured in the 4:07 p.m. crash at exit 50 on Interstate 94 northbound was Trooper Joel Liebl.

Injured were Devon Scott Stephens, 19, of Valley City; Mark Cramton, 30, of Fargo; and Kimberly Cramton, 31, of Fargo.

All three were taken to Essentia by FM Ambulance.

Stephens was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, Liebl, 51, and the Cramptons were both inside the patrol vehicle at the time of the crash and not wearing seat belts.

According to the accident report, the patrol vehicle was parked on the northbound shoulder of an off-ramp. It was a fully-marked patrol car with emergency lights activated. Liebl was stopped to conduct a crash investigation involving the Cramtons in a one-vehicle rollover.

Stephens was driving his vehicle at about 75 miles per hour going northbound on Interstate 29, and lost control of the vehicle near the parked patrol car. Stephens’ vehicle spun, and struck the rear of the patrol vehicle with its driver’s side. The crash remained under investigation Monday.

The patrol vehicle was a 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Patrol Car, and the other vehicle was a 1996 Oldsmobile 88. Damages to the two vehicles were estimated at $3,000.

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