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Two-vehicle crash near Mitchell on Wednesday leaves two injured

The collision was caused by one vehicle failing to stop.

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Authorities with Hanson County Sheriff's Office and Davison County Sheriff's Office work to clear the scene of a two-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of 413th Avenue and Old Mill Road near the east edge of Mitchell.
Sam Fosness / Republic
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MITCHELL — Two Mitchell residents were injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash near the city's eastern edge.

At approximately noon Wednesday, authorities in Davison and Hanson counties responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Shanard Road and 413th Avenue.

According to Hanson County Sheriff Brandon Wingert, a blue Mini Cooper was traveling eastbound on Shanard Road when the driver, Nancy Comp, of Mitchell, failed to stop at the intersection of 413th Avenue. The Mini Cooper struck a Dodge Ram pickup truck that was traveling on 413th Avenue.

The collision caused the truck, driven by Mark Ruml, of Mitchell, to go into a nearby ditch. Both vehicles involved in the crash were heavily damaged.

According to Wingert, Comp sustained minor injuries from the collision and was transported to Avera Queen of Peace hospital. Ruml sustained minor injuries, but did not require an ambulance to transport him.

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The sheriff's offices continue to investigate the crash.

Sam Fosness joined the Mitchell Republic in May 2018. He was raised in Mitchell, S.D., and graduated from Mitchell High School. He continued his education at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, where he graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in English. During his time in college, Fosness worked as a news and sports reporter for The Volante newspaper.
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