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Tractor-trailer involved in Sunday I-90 crash

No injuries reported in afternoon crash

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A semi tractor-trailer crashed Sunday afternoon about four miles east of Mitchell on Interstate 90.

According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, a 2020 Freightliner tractor-trailer was traveling eastbound near mile marker 336 at about 3:30 p.m. when the driver lost control on the ice-covered road. The truck jackknifed and blocked both lanes of eastbound traffic. The driver of the truck, Moises Maldonado, Jr., 39, of Lancaster, California, was wearing a seat belt and was uninjured in the crash.

With the truck blocking the eastbound lanes, another vehicle entered the south ditch and another vehicle lost control and collided with a bridge at mile marker 335 near I-90. No occupants of either vehicle were injured.

Traffic on I-90 was diverted for about three hours.

Charges are pending against Moldanado. The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigated the crash.

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Erik Kaufman joined the Mitchell Republic in July of 2019 as an education and features reporter. He grew up in Freeman, S.D., graduating from Freeman High School. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1999 with a major in English and a minor in computer science. He can be reached at ekaufman@mitchellrepublic.com.
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