Charges dropped for driver in fatal I-94 crash

Published: Feb. 27, 2023 at 4:21 PM CST
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MANDAN, N.D. (KFYR) - A South Central District Court Judge dismissed a negligent homicide charge against a Minnesota driver Monday. This comes two weeks after a judge rejected a pretrial agreement in the case.

Prosecutors say in March last year, Hashi Shire, 37, lost control of a semi-truck pulling two trailers on an ice-covered I-94 in Morton County and struck a car driven by Scott Walden of Montana. They say Shire had been arguing with a passenger at the time. Walden died a week later from his injuries.

Prosecutors motioned to dismiss the negligent homicide and aggravated reckless driving charges, citing concerns of proving Shire’s actions were a gross deviation from acceptable standards of conduct.

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