FARGO — Police are still piecing together a deadly crash that happened north of downtown Fargo at about 6 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the 1100 block of Fifth Street North.
Police confirmed a man inside the vehicle died, and a female passenger was taken to a hospital. It is not clear who was driving the car. Police have not released any more details or the medical condition of the woman.
One neighbor WDAY News spoke to off camera said her home security cameras show the car speeding through a stop sign. The neighbor could not share the video because it is being used by police as evidence, but anyone walking by could see what was left behind later in the day.
Tire tracks in a boulevard show the car was heading west on 11th Avenue North. It somehow went into a tree, shaving the bark clean off, and crashed through a neighbors wooden fence.
Lois Ivers-Altenburg lives up the street and said she woke up to the commotion. She is used to seeing crashes on Broadway, but not in this part of the neighborhood.
"It went on, oh my goodness, for a good hour," she described. "Just one siren after another."
She said a deadly crash happening in this yard is especially unfortunate timing for the family living there.
"The people that live here just lost a son, right before he was supposed to graduate from high school this year," she said. "So this is going to be hard on them."
This crash is still under investigation.