Weather Forecast


Name of 2-year-old who died in four-car crash in Moorhead identified


MOORHEAD, Minn. – The identities of those involved in a four-car crash Saturday afternoon that fatally injured a 2-year-old boy were released by the Moorhead Police Department on Monday, Jan. 8.

Zaiden David Engen died Saturday at Fargo’s Sanford Medical Center as a result of the injuries he suffered in the crash, Capt. Tory Jacobson said in a news release.

Zaiden was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his father, Logan William Ness, 24, of Moorhead. His mother, Alyse Ann Engen, 22, of Breckenridge, was a passenger.

A full-size Ford F-150 pickup driven by Jeremy James Sagvold, 42, of Sabin, crashed into the rear of the vehicle driven by Ness about 12:05 p.m. in the eastbound U.S. Highway 10 left-turn lane for 34th Street, Jacobson said.

Sagvold was not reported injured at the time of the crash, police said.

Zaiden Engen was restrained in a car seat, Jacobson said.

Two other vehicles were also involved in the crash, though the names of the drivers and passengers and how they were involved in the crash were not released.

Jacobson said the driver of the pickup, Sagvold, has been cooperative with authorities and did not show signs of impairment through field sobriety testing at the time of the crash. Speed is being considered as a possible factor in the crash, as are possible secondary factors, Jacobson said. “We recognized and identified early on that speeds were a concern,” Jacobson said.

Jacobson said authorities had seized Sagvold’s cellphone, though it is not clear whether cellphone use was a factor in the crash.

Forum News Service

The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, including the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In addition to breaking and enterprise news, we offer a wide variety of sports, features, business, agriculture, outdoors and opinion content. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.