No one was injured Wednesday evening when three teenage drivers were involved in a short series of rear endings on the Bismarck Expressway.

North Dakota Highway Patrol reported that 17-year-old Karli Pazdernik, of Mandan, rear-ended Alexia Berube, 18, of Montana, on the Expressway just north of the BNSF bridge. 

Berube's vehicle, in turn, rear-ended 17-year-old Cortnie Mongeon, of Mandan, with minor damage to her vehicle's rear.

The westbound Expressway was reduced to one lane for 45 minutes while the on-ramp from Memorial Bridge was shut down for 20 minutes.

The crash remains under investigation, patrol reported. All three drivers were reportedly wearing seat belts. 

Mandan Fire & Rescue, Morton County Sheriff's Department and North Dakota Highway Patrol responded to the crash.

Reach Jack Dura at 701-250-8225 or jack.dura@bismarcktribune.com.

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