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FATAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENT NEAR YANKTON

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A 19-YEAR-OLD WOMAN DIED FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN A TWO-VEHICLE CRASH NORTH OF YANKTON.

THE SOUTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS THE WOMAN WAS DRIVING SOUTHBOUND ON U.S. HIGHWAY 81 WHEN HER CAR CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND COLLIDED WITH A NORTHBOUND SEMI TRUCK AND TRAILER.

THE UNIDENTIFIED VICTIM WAS WEARING A SEAT BELT AND WAS AIRLIFTED TO A SIOUX FALLS HOSPITAL WHERE SHE DIED FROM HER INJURIES.

THE 64-YEAR-OLD MALE DRIVER OF THE SEMI, WHO WAS WEARING A SEAT BELT, SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES.

HE WAS TAKEN BY AMBULANCE TO THE YANKTON HOSPITAL.

THE HIGHWAY PATROL IS CONTINUING THEIR INVESTIGATION OF THE CRASH.