Driver Identified in Interstate-29 Bridge Crash: Richard Kangesier Suffers Severe Injuries

REYNOLDS, ND ( – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has made a significant breakthrough in the investigation of the bridge crash on Interstate 29 at Reynolds, North Dakota. The driver involved in this harrowing incident has been identified as 51-year-old Richard Kangesier from Crookston, Minnesota.

Crash Details:

On Monday afternoon, just before 5:00 PM, Kangesier was traveling southbound on Interstate 29 when his Suburban collided with the overpass bridge abutment near Reynolds, approximately 16 miles south of Grand Forks. The impact left Kangesier with severe injuries, underscoring the gravity of the collision.

Investigation Ongoing:

While the driver’s identity has been established, the circumstances leading to the crash are still under scrutiny. Authorities are yet to determine the factors contributing to the accident, and charges remain pending as the investigation progresses. It’s noted that Kangesier was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, further emphasizing the importance of adhering to safety measures on the road.

As the investigation unfolds, the community awaits further updates on the incident, hoping for clarity and closure for all involved parties.

I’m Tom Berg reporting for

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