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Bus, garbage truck crash results in injuries

By Staff | Jan 31, 2020

A multi-passenger bus collided with a garbage truck two miles west of Knox last week.

Both drivers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Devin Murray, 50, Minot, the driver of the garbage truck, was charged for failure to yield the right of way at an intersection marked with a yield sign. No charges were filed for Tammera Maness, 51, Asheboro, N.C., the driver of the bus.

According to a release from the N.D. Highway Patrol, Maness’ 2020 Diamond multi-passenger bus-which was being delivered to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, from Oswego, Kan.-was traveling west on U.S. Highway 2, while Murray’s 2012 Freightliner was heading north on 41st Avenue NE. Murray failed to yield the right of way while crossing the westbound lanes of traffic.

The bus struck the garbage truck behind its cab, causing it to rotate and overturn onto its left side. The bus came to rest in the north shoulder of the outside lane of Hwy 2, with its wheels facing northwest. The garbage truck came to rest on its left side, facing south on 41st Avenue.

According to the release, no passengers were on the bus at the time of the crash.

The crash occurred during overcast weather and wet road conditions.

In addition to the N.D. Highway Patrol, agencies responding to the crash included the N.D. Bureau of Criminal Investigation; N.D. Game & Fish Department; Rugby Fire and EMS departments and the Benson County Sheriff’s Department.

The crash remains under investigation by the N.D. Highway Patrol.

– Tribune Staff Report

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