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VICTIMS OF FATAL AMBULANCE CRASH IDENTIFIED

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The South Dakota State Patrol has identified all of the victims involved in a fatal collision between an ambulance and a semi around 3:30am Saturday morning on Interstate 29 south of Jefferson, South Dakota.

29-year-old Tonya Bruscher of Brunsville, a paramedic, was a passenger in the Midwest Ambulance based in Sioux City and died after being ejected from the vehicle.

The driver of the ambulance, 22-year-old Jacob Smith of Sgt. Bluff, sustained minor injuries and was taken to a Sioux City hospital.

The Patrol says Smith was southbound on I-29, lost control and crossed the median and struck the back end of the northbound semi-truck and trailer.

The impact caused the semi-truck and trailer to roll onto its passenger side.

The semi driver, 62-year-old Bruce Muehler of Campbell, Minnesota, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Updated 9:20am 9/1/20

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Family members have confirmed the name of the woman who died in an ambulance crash Saturday morning on Interstate 29 south of Jefferson, South Dakota.

29-year-old Tonya Bruscher of Brunsville was riding in the ambulance and was ejected from the vehicle as it struck a semi tanker truck around 3:30am.

Bruscher was an employee of Midwest Ambulance in Sioux City and was returning from a run to Sioux Falls.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the ambulance driver, who has not yet been identified, was southbound on I-29, lost control and crossed the median and struck the back end of the northbound semi-truck.

The impact caused the semi-truck and trailer to roll onto its passenger side.

The 22-year-old male ambulance driver suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a Sioux City hospital.

The 62-year-old male driver of the semi sustained minor injuries but was not hospitalized.