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Published April 20, 2012, 07:47 PM

Rollover on I-29 Sends Grand Forks Man to Hospital

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - A one-vehicle rollover just south of Grand Forks sent a man to the hospital with injuries Friday evening. The rollover happened just before 7 p.m. on I-29 about one mile south of Grand Forks.

By: Rick Abbott, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - A one-vehicle rollover just south of Grand Forks sent a man to the hospital with injuries Friday evening.

The rollover happened just before 7 p.m. on I-29 about one mile south of Grand Forks. David Daniel Edward Sandahl, 34, of Grand Forks, was driving a blue 2008 Hyundai four-door car south on I-29 when he drove into the median.

The car then exited the median, came up onto the northbound lanes and rolled into the east ditch, coming to rest on its tires facing northeast.

Witnesses said at least one vehicle came close to colliding with the Sandahl.

A North Dakota Highway Patrol car responding to the area was driven down into the ditch near the Hyundai, but some dry grass beneath it caught fire, engulfing the vehicle in smoke.

The Thompson Fire Department extinguished the fire on the patrol car and it's not yet known how much damage was caused. The Hyundai was totaled.

Sandahl found by rescuers inside the vehicle and was not wearing a seat belt. A North Dakota Highway Patrol crash report lists charges as "under investigation."

There were no passengers in Sandahl's vehicle. He was in satisfactory condition at Altru Hospital on Saturday. The crash remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.

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