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Crash sends 2 vehicles into north Fargo homes

Witnesses said a man speeding north in a Chrysler Sebring rear-ended a Jeep that rolled into a house on the east side of Fourth Street and the Chrysler crashed into the front porch of a house on the west side of the street.

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A Chrysler Sebring rear-ended a Jeep on Friday, July 1, 2022, causing both vehicles to crash into homes on the 1100 block of Fourth Street North in Fargo.
Chris Flynn / The Forum
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FARGO — A collision on a north Fargo street resulted in two vehicles crashing into houses and medics taking a motorist away in an ambulance.

The collision happened at about 12:15 p.m. Friday, July 1, in the 1100 block of Fourth Street North.

Witnesses told The Forum a man speeding north in a Chrysler Sebring rear-ended a Jeep that rolled into a house on the east side of Fourth Street and the Chrysler crashed into the front porch of Amy Wichmann’s house on the west side of the street.

The driver of the Chrysler was identified as Damien Oldrock, 27, was cited for reckless endangerment and driving under suspension. He suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The Chrysler had been reported stolen.

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A car rear-ended a Jeep on Friday, July 1, 2022, causing both vehicles to crash into homes on the 1100 block of Fourth Street North in Fargo.
Chris Flynn / The Forum

Wichmann said she was on the second floor of her house when she heard a loud crash.

Wichmann said if she hadn’t decided to get ready for her physical therapy appointment early, she would have been sitting in the porch.

“That was scary,” she said.

Stephanie Rupard, who lives a few doors south of Wichmann, said she was on her porch when she saw the Chrysler speed past.

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A Chrysler Sebring rear-ended a Jeep on Friday, July 1, 2022, causing both vehicles to crash into homes on the 1100 block of Fourth Street North in Fargo.
Chris Flynn / The Forum

“I didn’t see any brake lights. He crashed right into him,” Rupard said.

Rupard called 911 right away. The Chrysler driver was taken away in an ambulance, she said. His condition was unknown as of Friday afternoon.

The Jeep driver, who declined to give his name, said he was shaken up and a little sore. He was able to gather some of his belongings, and he got a ride from the crash scene in another vehicle.

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A car rear-ended another vehicle on the 1100 block of Fourth Street North in Fargo, causing both vehicles to crash into homes.
Chris Flynn / The Forum

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Chris Flynn is an audio/visual journalist at The Forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s in online journalism from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Flynn has worked at Forum Communications since 2008.
cflynn@forumcomm.com

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