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Truck falls off bridge on SD interstate to street below, killing driver

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A 43-year-old truck driver has died after his semi went off an Interstate 229 bridge in Sioux Falls and fell to the street below.A 2017 International truck tractor was northbound on Interstate 229 nearing the Minnesota Avenue ...

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A 43-year-old truck driver has died after his semi went off an Interstate 229 bridge in Sioux Falls and fell to the street below.

A 2017 International truck tractor was northbound on Interstate 229 nearing the Minnesota Avenue bridge when the truck tractor went off the roadway, hitting the guardrail. The vehicle fell onto Minnesota Avenue where the tractor hit the front of a southbound 2015 Chrysler 300.

The male driver of the tractor trailer was pronounced dead at the scene. The 23-year-old female driver of the car sustained minor injuries and was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital.

Names of the two drivers are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved in the crash.

Portions of Interstate 229 and Minnesota Avenue were closed to traffic for a time.

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South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Sioux Falls Police Department, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and Paramedics Plus.

(FNS)

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An almost 50-year veteran of the newspaper business, Amundson has worked for The Forum and Forum News Service for 15 years. He started as a sport reporter in Minnesota. He is currently the city and night reporter for The Forum. bamundson@forumcomm.com 701-451-5665
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