Fatal Accident on Interstate 94 in Glyndon Township Clay County

Incident Overview

  • Incident Type: Fatal
  • Incident Number: ICR: 24900806
  • Date/Time: 05/24/2024 15:36
  • District: 2900 Detroit Lakes
  • Case Information Contact: 218-846-8260
  • Media Contact: N/A
  • Location: Westbound I-94 at Milepost 6, Glyndon Township, Clay County
  • Road Condition: Wet
  • Last Updated: 05/24/2024 20:06
  • Outside Agencies Involved: Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Glyndon Fire, Moorhead Fire, FM Ambulance

Description of Incident

On May 24, 2024, at approximately 15:36, a 2011 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ was traveling westbound on Interstate 94 in heavy rain conditions. The vehicle went off the road, struck the cable barrier, and reentered the westbound lanes, where it collided with a semi truck and trailer.

Vehicles Involved

Vehicle 1: 2011 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ

  • Airbag Deployed: Yes
DriverDetails
NameMichael Gerald Wimme
ResidenceMarco Island, FL, USA
Gender/AgeMale, 64
Injury TypeNone
Health Care FacilityNone
Seat BeltYes
HelmetNot Applicable
Alcohol InvolvedNo
PassengerDetails
NameBarbara Patricia Klasinski
ResidenceStevens Point, WI, USA
Gender/AgeFemale, 90
Injury TypeFatal
Health Care FacilityNone
Seat BeltYes
HelmetNot Applicable
Alcohol InvolvedNo
PassengerDetails
NameMichele Mary Klasinski Wimme
ResidenceMarco Island, FL, USA
Gender/AgeFemale, 66
Injury TypeNone
Health Care FacilityNone
Seat BeltYes
HelmetNot Applicable
Alcohol InvolvedNo
PassengerDetails
NameJean Anne Stroik
ResidenceStevens Point, WI, USA
Gender/AgeFemale, 91
Injury TypeNon-life Threatening
Health Care FacilitySanford Hospital
Seat BeltYes
HelmetNot Applicable
Alcohol InvolvedNo

Vehicle 2: 2024 FTL Semi

  • Airbag Deployed: Yes
DriverDetails
NameBrandon Jeffrey Byron
ResidenceFargo, ND, USA
Gender/AgeMale, 28
Injury TypeNone
Health Care FacilityNone
Seat BeltYes
HelmetNot Applicable
Alcohol InvolvedNo

Summary

The incident on Interstate 94 involved two vehicles: a 2011 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ and a 2024 FTL Semi. The Suburban, driven by Michael Gerald Wimme, veered off the wet road, struck the cable barrier, and reentered the westbound lanes, where it collided with the semi truck driven by Brandon Jeffrey Byron. The crash resulted in the fatality of Barbara Patricia Klasinski and non-life-threatening injuries to Jean Anne Stroik, with others involved escaping without injuries. The incident highlights the dangers of driving in adverse weather conditions and the importance of road safety measures.

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