Names released in fatal south Fargo crash on I-29
One killed, one severely injured in interstate crash in Fargo
FARGO — The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the names of individuals involved in a two-vehicle crash that happened on Monday, Nov. 29, on Interstate 29 in Fargo, which killed one person and severely injured another.
According to information released by the North Dakota Highway Patrol:
The crash occurred about 3 p.m. Monday after a truck pulling a trailer stopped in a southbound lane of I-29 at the 17th Avenue South overpass.
According to the report, both occupants of the truck exited the vehicle and were standing at the rear of the truck when an SUV approached the scene and the driver, Taylor Hemmesch, 22, of Fargo, was unable to take evasive action.
The SUV Hemmesch was driving ended up striking the rear of the trailer, pushing the trailer and the truck forward.
The trailer struck Clinton Juaire, 72 and Louise Juaire, 73, both of Mooreton, North Dakota, with Clinton Juaire suffering serious injuries and Louise Juaire suffering fatal injures, according to the Highway Patrol. Clinton Juaire was taken to Sanford Medical Center, and Louise Juaire was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hemmesch was not injured, according to the Highway Patrol report.
Southbound traffic on I-29 was affected for about 90 minutes after the crash, as only one southbound lane remained open in order to protect the safety of first responders at the scene, the Highway Patrol said.
The crash remains under investigation.