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Wolsey woman was distracted before crash
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

One woman and a minor are in Mitchell's hospital after suffering serious, non-life threatening injuries Wednesday in a one-vehicle rollover crash.


Nadine Schorn, 63, of Wolsey, was driving south on state Highway 37 when she became distracted and entered the median about two miles north of the Davison County line in Sanborn County, said Highway Patrol Trooper Cory Nordquist.

"We don't know what distracted her yet, but she was distracted," he said.

She hit a pole in the median, which grabbed her attention, and she started to brake in the median. She overcorrected when the vehicle ended up in the northbound lane, facing south, and the vehicle rolled three times before coming to a rest in the northbound lane.

Schorn and the passenger were transported to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell, one by Sanborn County Ambulance and the other by Mitchell Ambulance.

Both were wearing seat belts, Nordquist said, but Schorn was cited for careless driving.

Crash reconstruction showed excessive speed was not a factor, he added.

Sanborn County Sheriff's Office, Davison County Sheriff's Office and Letcher Fire and Rescue also responded to the scene.

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