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Semitrailer crash causes damage to I-94 guardrail near Jamestown

JAMESTOWN -- A semitrailer accident Thursday morning on Interstate 94 in Jamestown resulted in more than $70,000 damage to the truck, trailer and guardrail, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

JAMESTOWN -- A semitrailer accident Thursday morning on Interstate 94 in Jamestown resulted in more than $70,000 damage to the truck, trailer and guardrail, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Bare Rukow, 36, Columbus, Ohio, was driving a 2007 International semi truck pulling an enclosed trailer on eastbound I-94 near Jamestown. The patrol said the temperature was near freezing and melted snow developed into ice on the overpass.

While crossing the overpass, Rukow lost control of the semitrailer, the vehicle slid into the median and was stopped by a cable guardrail, the patrol said. The truck jackknifed and came to rest across both eastbound lanes.

The patrol said both eastbound lanes and one westbound lane of I-94 were closed for nearly an hour Thursday morning. Rukow was wearing a seat belt.

Rukow was cited for failure to maintain his vehicle in a lane.

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