FARGO — A 7-year-old boy has died after suffering serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday night, March 23, in south Fargo.
The boy, Jason Devine, and his brother, 5-year-old Branden Devine, were in a car driven by their father, 31-year-old Christopher Devine, who was arrested on suspicion of DUI with a minor in the vehicle and DUI resulting in serious injury.
Jason Devine died about 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, according to a GoFundMe page a family friend set up to raise money for medical and funeral expenses. The webpage says Jason's organs will be donated.
His brother, Branden, was also badly injured in the crash. An update on the GoFundMe page said, "Branden continues to get better every day!" The site had raised $14,036 of a $15,000 goal as of noon Wednesday, March 27.
Fargo police responded at 7:38 p.m. Saturday to the crash at 13th Avenue South and University Drive South. Bystanders removed Branden Devine from the vehicle, and staff from a nearby nursing home performed CPR on him, police said.
Jason Devine was trapped in the back seat of the vehicle, and firefighters removed him. Both boys were taken to a local hospital with critical injuries, police said.
The driver, Christopher Devine, and the front-seat passenger, 22-year-old Jacob Cain Larson, of Moorhead, were also removed from the vehicle and taken to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries, police said.
Two motorists in the second vehicle — Gordon Peter Dahl, 86, and Carol Larson Dahl, 81, both of Fargo — declined medical treatment at the scene, police said.
Christopher Devine was placed in the care of the hospital due to his injuries. As of Wednesday afternoon, March 27, Devine had not been booked into Cass County Jail. Charges have not yet been filed against him.
Devine has three prior arrests for drunken driving, North Dakota and Minnesota court records show.