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Dickinson State football team's bus involved in I-94 crash

The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol, who noted in their accident report that weather conditions were windy with blowing snow and road conditions were ice covered.

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A Dickinson State University bus, carrying the football team and staff, was involved in a crash on I-94 near Crystal Springs Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. No injuries to the DSU passengers were reported, but the other vehicle’s driver and passenger sustained injuries in the crash. Road conditions are believed to be a factor in the accident. (File Photo)
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DICKINSON, N.D. — A Dickinson State University bus, carrying the football team and staff, was involved in a crash on I-94 near Crystal Springs, North Dakota, Friday morning, Nov. 12.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Miguel Gascal, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, was traveling at about 9:35 a.m. with passenger Amalia Vasquez, 62, of Michoacan, Mexico, in a 2006 Lincoln Navigator when Gascal lost control of his vehicle on an icy bridge. Gascal's vehicle entered the median before turning back onto the eastbound lane.

The vehicle was struck by a 2011 Van Hool T2145 bus, operated by Harlow's School Bus Service and driven by Terrence Johnson, 65, of Belfield, North Dakota. Both vehicles came to rest in the south ditch.

Gascal and Vasquez were injured in the crash, according to Highway Patrol. Both were wearing seat belts.

The passengers of the bus, the Dickinson State University football team and staff, were not injured.

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The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol, who noted in their accident report that weather conditions were windy with blowing snow and road conditions were ice covered.

Jackie Jahfetson is a graduate of Northern Michigan University whose journalism path began in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as a freelancer for The Daily Mining Gazette. Her previous roles include editor-in-chief at The North Wind and reporter at The Mining Journal in Marquette, Mich. Raised on a dairy farm, she immediately knew Dickinson would be her first destination west as she focuses on gaining aptitude for ranch life, crop farming and everything agriculture. She covers hard news stories centered on government, fires, crime and education. When not fulfilling deadlines and attending city commission meetings, she is a budding musician and singer.
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