UPDATE: Interstate 29 Wrong Way Head-On Fatal Crash near Grandin

NEWS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 12, 2023

UPDATE: Interstate 29 Wrong Way Driver Head-On Fatal Crash Near Grandin

What: Fatality
Where: Interstate 29, southbound, at mile marker 93; approximately 1 mile north of Grandin
When: November 12, 2023, at 12:49 AM CST
Road Conditions: Good
Weather Conditions: Clear
Crash Involvement: Vehicle/Vehicle
Type of Crash: Head-on
Agencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Traill County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsboro
Ambulance Service, and Trail County Coroner’s Office
Vehicle No. 1:
2011 Ford F150
Driver No. 1:
Siemubonue Torh; Male; 39 years old; Fargo, ND; Fatal injuries
Restraints: Seatbelt worn; Airbags deployed

Vehicle No. 2: 2024 Volvo VNL Truck-Tractor
Driver No. 2: Khushpal Brar; Male; 28 years old; Regina, SK; uninjured
Restraints: Seatbelt worn; Airbags deployed
Co-driver No. 2: Jagroop Singh; Male; 22 years old; Regina, SK; uninjured
Restraints: Seatbelt worn

NARRATIVE:

At 12:33 AM CST, State Radio dispatched a wrong-way driver call northbound in the
southbound lanes of Interstate 29, at mile marker 74. Multiple agencies responded. At 12:49
AM CST, the Ford, while still northbound in the southbound lanes, struck the Volvo head-on.
The Ford came to rest on the outside shoulder of southbound Interstate 29, at mile marker 93,
facing northwest. The Volvo came to rest in the median facing southeast.

The driver of the Ford, Siemubonue Torh, was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

 

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