North Dakota Department of Transportation worker seriously injured following afternoon I-94 crash

Courtesy: North Dakota Highway Patrol
Courtesy: North Dakota Highway Patrol

(Casselton, ND) -- A North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) worker is seriously injured following an accident that happened on I-94 on Wednesday.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the NDDOT was working on a cable median barrier on I-94 westbound near mile marker 335. Traffic in the area was limited to one lane due to the construction work at the scene. The highway was blocked by a two DOT trucks, one with a plow and both holding lit-arrow boards alerting drivers of the closure. 

Authorities say a westbound vehicle, driven by 62-year-old White Bear Lake resident Charles Hart, struck the backside of one DOT truck when the driver failed to leave the soon-to-be closed lane,striking the plow. Following the initial strike, the vehicle entered the median and pinned a DOT worker, 46-year-old West Fargo resident Ryan Jamieson, to the barrier. After being freed, Jamieson was taken to Sanford Hospital. A teenager in the vehicle driven by Hart suffered minor injuries

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