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Three vehicles blown off Interstate-94 in Douglas County during storm

The three crashes happened in the space of 7 minutes.

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DOUGLAS COUNTY — Strong wind gusts between 72 and 87 miles per hour blew three vehicles off Intestate 94 in Douglas County Thursday night, May 12.

The crashes happened in the space of 7 minutes.

At 7:10 p.m., Katherine Dell Gruver, 24, of West Fargo was driving east on the freeway near mile post 104 in Hudson Township east of Alexandria when wind gusts blew her 2018 Mitsubushi Outlander into the cables along I-94.

About 4 minutes later, Flores Comancho Eduardo, 53, of Sterling, Illinois was driving east on the interstate near mile post 101 in LaGrand Township when straight-line winds overturned his 2021 Freightliner semi.

At 7:17 p.m., Juan Anibal Gonzalez, 50, of Cocoa, Florida was driving east when straight-line winds overturned his semi near mile post 92 in Moe Township. The Brandon Fire Department, Douglas County Sheriff's Office and North Ambulance responded to the scene.

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All three drivers were wearing their seat belts, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken by North Memorial Ambulance to Alomere Health in Alexandria, according to the State Patrol.

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