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One person injured in Spencer Quarries crash

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

SPENCER -- A semi driver was taken to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell after a low-speed, two-truck collision around 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Spencer Quarries, about a mile southwest of Spencer.

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Hanson County Sheriff Randy Bartlett said a quarry dump truck and a semi owned by Commercial Asphalt collided on quarry roads.

The loaded dump truck was headed east and the semi was northbound.

A third semi turned south between the two vehicles, screening the vision of the other two drivers.

When the southbound truck cleared the intersection the drivers of the other two trucks weren't able to stop in time and they collided, said Bartlett, who added the force of the impact tore the front off the semi.

The semi's driver was taken to the hospital after complaining of back pain.

Both trucks are owned by, and both employees work for, the same company, Bartlett said. Commercial Asphalt is the asphalt products division of Spencer Quarries.

Since the accident occurred on private property within the quarry, no tickets were issued, Bartlett said.

He did not have the drivers' names immediately available to release.

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