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West Fargo man hurt in head-on crash in I-29 construction zone

FARGO - A West Fargo man driving an SUV the wrong way in a construction zone on Interstate 29 was hurt when he collided head-on with a van just before midnight Monday, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.

The patrol was called at 11:52 p.m. about a vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lane on I-29. Troopers were responding when the head-on crash happened at 11:57 p.m. in the construction zone near 13th Avenue South, according to a news release.

Chip Young, 54, of West Fargo, was driving the 2007 GMC Envoy that struck the 1996 Nissan van driven by Ellitana Arot, 22, of Fargo.

Young was taken by ambulance to Sanford Health in Fargo with unknown injuries. Arot wasn't hurt.

Both vehicles sustained extensive damage, estimated at $12,000 to the SUV and $6,000 to the van.

Road conditions were wet at the time, the patrol said.