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Semi driver hurt in Jamestown I-94 crash

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A Bismarck man was injured late Thursday night, Oct. 26, when the semi he was driving slid out of control on an icy overpass on Interstate 94 in Jamestown, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Steve Nelson, 26, was driving a 2016 Peterbilt with two enclosed trailers eastbound through a construction zone about 11:50 p.m. when he lost control of the rig on an overpass slicked by freezing drizzle, the patrol said.

The Peterbilt hit a guardrail, and its trailers jackknifed while entering the median. The truck then came to rest on the westbound lanes after hitting a mobile slipform concrete paver, the patrol said.

Nelson suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, the patrol said. Medics took him to the Jamestown Regional Medical Center.

The truck was extensively damaged, the patrol said. The crash remains under investigation.

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