Semi Totaled in Crash


A crash in rural Barnes County has totaled a semi and caused moderate damage to a trailer.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, at 4:40 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a 2000 Volvo, towing a flatbed trailer, had merged into the right lane of eastbound I-94 from the shoulder.  A 1994 Kenworth was eastbound on I-94 and approached the Volvo from the rear, rear ending the trailer being towed by the Volvo.  After the collision, the Volvo stopped on the eastbound shoulder of I-94.  The Kenworth came to rest on the eastbound shoulder as well, partially blocking the right lane of eastbound I-94.

The Volvo was driven by 52-year-old Raymond Hilgers of Barnesville, Minn. The 1994 Kenworth was driven by 21-year-old Jacob Sperr of Donnelly, Minn.

Both drivers refused medical treatment.  Sperr was cited on scene for Following Too Close.  The right lane of eastbound I-94 was closed for about 45 minutes while the vehicles were removed.