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Van carrying 15 workers from SD crashes in MN

October 24, 2013
Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Minnesota State Patrol says 15 people who commute from Sioux Falls to Worthington, Minn., for work in a meatpacking planned were injured Thursday when the van rolled into an interstate median.

The Argus Leader reports ( ) that four of the passengers suffered serious injuries when the Chevy Express van hit an icy patch on Interstate 90 near Worthington about 1:40 a.m.

JBS human resources director Jenny Andersen-Martinez says the 15 people all work for the plant but commute in a personal vehicle from Sioux Falls because of a housing shortage. She says their shift ended about 1 a.m. Thursday.

The patrol says 13 people passengers were thrown from the van, but the driver and front seat passenger remained inside the vehicle after the crash.


Information from: Argus Leader,



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