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Two in serious condition following I-29 crash north of Hillsboro Sunday

HILLSBORO, N.D. -- Two people were taken by air transportation to a hospital following a collision on Interstate 29 near Hillsboro Sunday, July 8, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said in an accident report.

Claudia Rae Grace, 75, of The Villages, Fla., was traveling northbound in a blue 2017 Toyota Corolla in the right lane of Interstate 29 about 4 miles north of Hillsboro around 6 p.m. Sunday. At the same time, Tyler Michael Bedney, 24, of Grand Forks, was driving northbound in a black 2017 Chevy Silverado at the same location in the left lane of the interstate.

As Bedney was passing Grace’s vehicle the Corolla crossed the centerline into Bedney's vehicle, the report said. The front driver's side of Grace's vehicle made contact with the rear passenger side of Bedney's vehicle. The collision caused Grace to lose control and enter the median of I-29; the Silverado ended up in the east bound ditch were it rolled, coming to rest facing south in the east ditch.

Emergency services arrived on scene and life flight was notified by Hillsboro ambulance. Bedney and his passenger, Ashley Renae Fontaine, 22, of Grand Forks, were transported to Altru via air transportation. Both parties currently are listed in serious but stable condition, the report said.