3 Injured in Crash Near Tower City Early Thursday Morning

Heidi Harris
Staff Writer

Three people were injured when the SUV they were riding in rear-ended a semi-truck on Interstate 94 two miles east of Tower City early Thursday morning.

According to a release from North Dakota Highway Patrol Captain Bryan Niewind, just before 1 a.m., the 2007 GMC Yukon, driven by William Sand, 57, of Grafton, rear-ended a 2005 Freightliner and 2015 Wabash trailer that was stopped on the snow-covered left lane of the westbound roadway. The truck had stopped to check on another motorist that was stuck in the median of the interstate.

William and his passengers Katherine Sand, 34, of Grand Forks, and Michael Sand, 27, of Grand Forks were transported to Sanford Hospital in Fargo for non-life-threatening injuries. All three were wearing seatbelts.

The driver of the freightliner, Momcilo Stojic, 34, of Bloomingdale, Ill., was not injured.

The roads were snow-covered and heavy snow was falling at the time of the crash.

Agencies that responded were the NDHP, Casselton Ambulance, Cass County Sheriff's Department, Tower City Fire Department and Buffalo First Responders. The crash remains under investigation.