Fargo man killed in Mahnomen County crash

A Fargo man was killed in a Mahnomen County crash Tuesday.

The state patrol says 37-year-old Joshua Kraft crossed into the northbound lane of Highway 59 that morning and ran head-on into the left side of a semi.

Kraft was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The semi driver, 48-year-old Ryan Kellen of Norcross, was treated on-scene for minor injuries.

It is not yet known if Kraft was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, around 7:30 a.m.

The Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office, White Earth Police Department and Mahnomen Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!


© 2020 HBI Radio Bemidji, LLC d/b/a Paul Bunyan Broadcasting 502 Beltrami Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601 This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area