Grand Forks Police Department
122 S. 5th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201

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    City of Grand Forks Police Department
    News Release

    Injury Accident

    Date & Time of Event:August 21, 2013 @ 0836 hrs
    Location:5200 block 17 Ave South
    ICR #:201305441
    Investigating Officer:Cpl. Cannon
    Supervisor:Sgt. Macki
    Victim:
    Daytime Contact Person at PD:
    Release Prepared By:LaVonne Nelson
    Date of Release:08/21/2013
    Time of Release:1350

    NARRATIVE

    At 0836 hours on 8/21/13, Grand Forks Police Officers were dispatched to an injury crash at a Rail Road crossing in the 5200 block of 17 Ave South. The crash was reportedly involving a vehicle and a train.

    Preliminary investigation indicates that an eastbound UTV operated by Kyle R. Johnson (28 year old Grand Forks resident) crossed the 17th Avenue South Rail Road grade without yielding and was struck by a northbound train.

    Altru Ambulance and the Grand Forks Fire Department were dispatched to the scene and subsequently Kyle R. Johnson and his passenger Jonathan A. Bartel (22 year old Grand Forks resident) were transported to Altru Hospital with unknown injuries.

    The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Grand Forks Police Department at 701-787-8000.