Three injured, two seriously, in rear-end crash south of Minot

(Arizona's Family)
Published: Sep. 20, 2023 at 1:07 AM CDT

WARD COUNTY, N.D. (KFYR) - Three people were injured in a crash around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday about five miles south of Minot.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, 43-year-old Erica Erck of Minot was driving an SUV north in the left lane of Highway 83 with 79-year-old John Mjoen of Newburg following behind in another SUV.

As Erck attempted to turn left at the intersection with 107th Avenue SW, John Mjoen’s SUV struck the rear of Erck’s SUV, causing both vehicles to enter the median, the Highway Patrol said.

John Mjoen sustained minor injuries, while his passenger, 71-year-old Carolyn Mjoen of Newburg, was left with serious injuries. Erck also sustained serious injuries. All were wearing seatbelts, according to the crash report.

Any charges remain under investigation by the Highway Patrol.