Identities of those involved revealed in Sunday's I-94 serious injury crash

(West Fargo, ND) — Local law enforcement are identifying the people involved in a four vehicle crash that happened on I-94 in West Fargo Sunday night.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened when Preston Miller (34, Jamestown) was traveling in a construction zone and rear-ended a vehicle driven by Patrick Palermo (63, New Brighton). Authorities say Palermo and Miller’s vehicles became stuck together and briefly separated, with Miller’s vehicle becoming disabled in the westbound lane and later rear-ended by Dawn Iwen (58, Amenia). The vehicles shifted and became disabled in the westbound shoulder and lanes. 

Authorities say the fourth strike occurred when Naomi Anderson’s (19, Alice) vehicle, also traveling westbound, hit Iwen’s vehicle near the frost passenger door area. Anderson’s vehicle then entered the ditch.

Three people, Palermo, Iwen, and Anderson, were hospitalized with minor injuries, while Miller was hospitalized with serious injuries.  Miller also cited for DUI. The Highway Patrol says the crash, along with possible charges against Palermo, Iwen, and Anderson, are currently under investigation. 


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