One person injured in four-vehicle crash south of Fargo

(Cass County, ND) – One person was injured in a four-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on I-29 south of Fargo.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m. on I-29, in the northbound lane near mile marker 52, approximately seven miles south of Fargo.

Authorities say the crash was in an active construction zone with northbound and southbound traffic divided onto the southbound side of the interstate.

A Peterbilt semi-truck had a mechanical failure and became disabled within the northbound lane, blocking traffic. A chain reaction, rear-end style crash occurred between four vehicles that abruptly stopped due to the roadway being blocked by the semi-truck. One minor injury resulted from the crash.

Northbound and southbound traffic was affected for approximately one hour, and northbound traffic was diverted at the mile marker 50 exit for approximately 30 minutes, while emergency responders removed the involved vehicles, which created a traffic hazard.