Minnesota man charged in March fatal accident | Accident and incident


A Richfield, Minnesota man is charged with negligent homicide in connection with a March crash on Interstate 94 in North Dakota that resulted in the death of a Montana man.

Hashi Shire, 37, is also charged with misdemeanor aggravated careless driving, court records show.

Shire was driving a 2020 Freightliner and double bed trailers that spun out of control on the icy highway west of Mandan and crossed the median into oncoming traffic, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The rig collided with a westbound GMC Sierra that was towing a loaded trailer of a pickup truck. GMC driver Scott Walden, 46, of Missoula, Montana, died a week later. A GMC passenger, Antonina Walden, 49, of Missoula, was seriously injured, the patrol said.

Shire sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Freightliner passenger Ahmed Ahmed, 27, of Minnetonka, Minnesota, was not injured.

Authorities allege Shire was aware of the dangerous driving conditions due to bad weather, but was distracted by a conversation he was having with Ahmed.

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“Shire drove carelessly and at a speed that endangered a person,” Private Brian Mehlhoff said in a patrol document.

Shire faces a five-year prison sentence for negligent homicide. Defense attorney Tom Dickson, in a statement to the Tribune, said his client was “driving carefully and well under the speed limit when he hit some icy road. It was a terrible and tragic accident.”

Contact Travis Svihovec at 701-250-8260 or [email protected]


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