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Published February 17, 2013, 08:29 PM

3 suffer minor injuries after driver hits state trooper's car on I-29

FARGO – Three people are injured after a driver lost control of a car northbound on Exit 50 of I-29.

By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM, Forum staff reports, INFORUM

FARGO – Three people are injured after a driver lost control of a car northbound on Exit 50 of I-29.

Devon Scott Stephens, of Valley City, lost control of the car at about 4 p.m. Sunday while going 75 mph on the ice-covered roadway, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

The car spun into the patrol car of state trooper Joel Liebl, who was conducting a crash investigation of a one-vehicle rollover. Liebl’s emergency lights were activated.

Mark and Kimberly Cramton, of Fargo, were in Liebl’s patrol car as Stephens’ vehicle struck the driver’s side.

Stephens and the Cramtons were transported to Essentia for minor injuries.

Captain Brian Niewind of the North Dakota Highway Patrol urges drivers to reduce their speeds on the road under the icy, windy conditions.

“People need to be aware that in North Dakota, the weather can change every hundred feet,” he said.

Accidents were reported all day in the Red River Valley.

Niewind says drivers should not use cruise control either when the road conditions are so dangerous.

The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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