On Saturday, November 16, at approximately 5:41 p.m., a GFPD Officer witnessed a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Demers Ave. and S. Washington St. A black 2019 Ford Focus being driven by 19-year-old Ethan Johnson of Roseau, MN was traveling northbound on S. Washington St. and attempted to turn left to go west on Demers Ave. A white 2018 Ford F150 being driven by 39-year-old Jerome Lowe of East Grand Forks, MN was traveling southbound on S. Washington St. The Ford Focus pulled in front of the Ford F150. The Ford F150 struck the Ford Focus in the intersection. The driver of the Ford Focus, Ethan Johnson was issued a citation for failure to yield at a controlled intersection. One juvenile passenger in the Ford Focus was transported to Altru via ambulance with what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. Several lanes of Traffic were blocked off for about 30 minutes while GFPD Officers conducted their investigation.
The Grand Forks Police Department would like to take this time to remind all drivers to operate their vehicle in a safe manner and be cognizant of the traffic flow. The Grand Forks Fire Department and Altru Ambulance Service also assisted on this incident. If anybody has any further information regarding this incident they are encouraged to contact the Grand Forks Police Department at 701-787-8000.