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Published January 11, 2011, 07:34 PM

ND Patrol Concludes Probe into I-94 Pileup

The Highway Patrol has concluded that a big vehicle pileup on Interstate 94 near Fargo started when a semitrailer truck jack-knifed and blocked the eastbound lane.

By: Associated Press,

The patrol said what followed in the Dec. 30 snowstorm were many separate crashes, sometimes involving multiple vehicles on glare ice in near zero visibility.

The NDHP said there were 35 property damage crashes, four injury crashes and one fatal crash. One man died several days after being struck by a vehicle when he left his truck to help other motorists involved a 15-vehicle pileup.

The patrol said nearly 50 vehicles in all were damaged.