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A Mitchell woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday night in Mitchell.

Diana Clyde, 70, was southbound on Burr Street in a 1987 Chevy Celebrity around 6:45 p.m. Thursday, according to Mitchell Police Officer Kelly Loudenburg. When Clyde reached the intersection of Burr and Norway Avenue, she started to make a left turn onto Norway. According to Loudenburg, Clyde had a yellow flashing light at the intersection, did not to see the northbound vehicle and thought she was clear to turn.

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Darlynn Snow, 56, of Kalamazoo, Mich., was northbound on Burr in a 2006 Ford Fusion and unable to stop in time. Loudenburg said the front end of the Fusion struck the passenger side of the Celebrity.

There were two passengers in Snow's vehicle. Everyone in both vehicles was wearing seat belts. Clyde was transported by ambulance to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital with leg and torso pain. The full extent of her injuries was unknown, but Loudenburg noted that Clyde's seat belt likely saved her from more severe injuries because her vehicle did not have air bags.

Loudenburg said Clyde was cited for left-turning failure to yield to the right of way. Mitchell Fire Division assisted at the scene, cleaning up fluid that leaked from one of the vehicles as a result of the crash.

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