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Casselton woman injured during Interstate 94 crash, several accidents reported in region

A Casselton, N.D., woman was injured today when she lost control of a minivan on Interstate 94 as she was traveling east from Casselton to West Fargo, the North Dakota State Patrol reported.

Darcee Erdmann, 18, was at mile marker 336.5 between Casselton and Mapleton about 8:35 a.m. when she tapped her brakes and lost control of her vehicle on a slippery stretch of the interstate, Patrol Sgt. Troy Hischer said.

The vehicle then slid into the median and came to rest on the passenger side, he said.

Erdmann was taken to Innovis Hospital in Fargo where she was treated in the emergency room, Hischer said. An Innovis spokeswoman said Erdmann was not listed as admitted for further treatment.

Hischer said the patrol worked on four crashes this morning, including a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 south of County Road 20, and two rollovers, one between Harwood and County Road 20 on I-29 and the other near Argusville on I-29. No one was reported injured seriously enough to be hospitalized in those crashes.

"People need to drive for the conditions and keep an appropriate stopping distance between themselves and the people in front of them," Hischer said.

There also were reports of crashes on the Minnesota side of the Red River, although none immediately appeared to be life-threatening.

Road conditions are slick in spots after freezing drizzle and snow began falling throughout the region Thursday morning, with about an inch of snow dropping overnight. Forecasters expect snow to continue falling in the Fargo-Moorhead area throughout today and the weekend.