Four Vehicle Crash in Grand Forks


The Grand Forks Police Department, Grand Forks Fire Department and Altru Ambulance responded to a four-vehicle crash in Grand Forks on Thursday evening.

According to a report from Grand Forks Police, at approximately 5:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to the crash, at University Avenue and North Washington Street’s intersection.

One of the vehicles involved in the accident had flipped onto its driver side.  The vehicles involved were a 2011 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by Hanna Karlins (25-years-old) of Fargo, a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Jessica Gussiaas (18-years-old) of New Rockford, ND, a 2005 Pontiac Montana, driven by Wanda Lenoir (53-years-old) of Grand Forks, and a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by Tammy Norden (60-years-old) of Grand Forks. 

An initial investigation revealed that the Chevrolet Suburban was traveling southbound on North Washington Street, when it ran a red light and struck the Chevrolet Silverado, which was traveling westbound on University Avenue across North Washington Street.  The collision resulted in the Chevrolet Silverado flipping onto its driver side and then impacting the Pontiac Montana, which was sitting at a red light on University Avenue, waiting to turn north onto North Washington Street.  This impact caused the Pontiac Montana to move backwards and collide with the Chevrolet Trailblazer, which was right behind the Pontiac Montana. 

No injuries were reported from any of the involved parties. Karlins received a citation for disregarding a traffic signal.