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Jackknifed semi closes I-90 for nearly 2 hours

A jackknifed semi that crashed due to icy conditions closed Interstate 90 Sunday near Mitchell for about an hour and 45 minutes. Authorities said no one was injured when the semi lost traction on a slight incline prior to reaching an overhead bridge.

A jackknifed semi that crashed due to icy conditions closed Interstate 90 Sunday near Mitchell for about an hour and 45 minutes.

Authorities said no one was injured when the semi lost traction on a slight incline prior to reaching an overhead bridge. The passenger side of the vehicle made contact with a guardrail and the trailer crashed into another guard rail. Traffic was diverted off I-90 and around the crash scene.

The crash occurred at 3:16 p.m. two miles east of Mitchell, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. No charges are pending against the semi's 46-year-old male driver, who authorities said was wearing a seat belt.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol investigated, and the Hanson County Sheriff's Office and Hanson County Emergency Management were also on scene.

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