One injured in I-90 crash, semi driver cited for careless drivingA Madison man suffered minor back and neck injuries when a semi crashed into the back of his minivan shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Interstate 90 in Mitchell.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
A Madison man suffered minor back and neck injuries when a semi crashed into the back of his minivan shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Interstate 90 in Mitchell.
Ronald McKinstry, 56, was taken by ambulance to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital after the back of his minivan was struck by a semi hauling an empty gravel trailer.
The driver of the semi, Simeon Waldner, 68, of Kimball, was cited for careless driving.
According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the crash occurred shortly after McKinstry merged into eastbound traffic on I-90 at onramp 332 in his minivan and was struck by the semi driven by Waldner.
Although the section of I-90 where the crash occurred is under construction and reduced to two lanes of traffic, both drivers were able to continue to an exit at mile marker 335 to avoid delaying traffic.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts when the crash occurred. The semi was still drivable after the crash, but the minivan was towed away from the scene.
McKinstry was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon.
The Mitchell Fire Division and Hanson County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the crash.