Two Seriously Injured In I-29 Crash


Two individuals from the northern valley were injured in a crash Friday night on I-29, one mile north of Pembina.

According to the Highway Patrol, a 1995 Chevrolet, driven by Alan Winkler, 24, Neche, was southbound on I-29, when it rear-ended the 2017 Kenworth, driven by Dale Swanson, 69, Thompson, which also was headed south on I-29.

The Chevrolet was pinned under the rear of the semi-trailer, trapping both occupants.

Both vehicles were damaged and remained on the roadway resulting in a closure of southbound I-29.

Alan Winkler and Jennifer Winkler sustained serious injuries. Swanson was uninjured.

Alan Winkler was charged with driving under the influence.

The southbound lanes of I-29 were obstructed for approximately three hours, before traffic could continue resume.

The crash remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.