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The Dickinson Press
One injured, more crashes on I-94
Dickinson North Dakota 1815 1st Street West 58602

Winter weather conditions led motorists to lose control of their vehicles between Dickinson and Richardton Saturday morning, leading to a few injuries.

A 46-year-old Bismarck woman was injured when her vehicle rolled on Interstate 94 near Gladstone, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Shelly Kostelecky was reportedly traveling west from Bismarck to Dickinson at about 10 a.m. She was in the left lane passing a vehicle and drove into snow drifts on a bridge, according to the Highway Patrol.

Kostelecky reportedly lost control of her vehicle and entered the north ditch, where her vehicle rolled. Her vehicle came to rest on its wheels facing south, according to the Highway Patrol.

She was reportedly transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Dickinson to be treated for injuries. Kostelecky was no longer a patient at St. Joseph's Monday afternoon, a hospital spokesperson said.

Her 2003 Ford Explorer sustained about $9,000 in damages, according to the Highway Patrol. She could not be reached for comment Monday.

Two motorists from out of state were involved in a nearby crash on I-94 a short time later, Stark County Sheriff's Capt. Lawrence Kitzman said. No one was seriously injured, Kitzman said.

The crash, which occurred near milepost 81, involved Tony Lauer, 61, of Billings, Mont., and David P. Shamp Sr., 61, of Mauston, Wis., according to the Highway Patrol.

"Tony stated he was trying to pass David and lost control of his vehicle, spinning into the semi trailer,"

Kitzman said. "The guy hit his head on the window, but didn't want medical attention."

A deputy on the scene determined Shamp's semi was safe to drive, Kitzman said. However, Lauer's pickup had to be towed.

Two other vehicles had to be pulled out after going into the ditch near milepost 81 shortly thereafter. The occupants were not injured, Kitzman said.

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