Tragic Accident on I-29: Driver Sustains Severe Injuries After Striking Bridge Pillar

In a harrowing incident on Interstate 29, a single-vehicle crash has left the driver severely injured. Richard Kangesier, a 51-year-old male from Crookston, MN, was the sole occupant of a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban involved in the accident.

Incident Details:

  • What: Injury Crash
  • Where: I-29 Mile Marker 123 Southbound
  • When: April 1, 2024, at 4:58 PM
  • Road Conditions: Good
  • Weather Conditions: Sunny
  • Crash Involvement: 1 Vehicle
  • Type of Crash: Fixed Object
  • Agencies Involved: Reynolds Fire, Traill County Sheriff’s Office, Altru Ambulance
  • Vehicle No. 1: 2003 Chevrolet Suburban
  • Driver No. 1: Richard Kangesier; 51 years old; male; Crookston, MN; severe injuries
  • Restraints: None
  • Charges: Still under investigation


At approximately 4:58 PM on April 1, 2024, Richard Kangesier was driving his Chevrolet Suburban southbound on Interstate 29. Suddenly, the vehicle veered off the highway and collided head-on with a bridge pillar. The impact caused severe injuries to Kangesier, who was promptly transported to Altru Hospital by Altru Ambulance for urgent medical attention.

As authorities from the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash, the community remains shaken by the tragic event. The exact cause of the accident is yet to be determined.

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