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Truck loses lumber, causes lengthy delay on I-90

OACOMA -- Westbound traffic of Interstate 90 was closed for hours Monday after a lumber truck rolled into the median due to icy road conditions. Shawn Martin, 39, of Chandler, Minnesota, was driving a flatbed truck loaded with lumber eastbound on...

OACOMA - Westbound traffic of Interstate 90 was closed for hours Monday after a lumber truck rolled into the median due to icy road conditions.

Shawn Martin, 39, of Chandler, Minnesota, was driving a flatbed truck loaded with lumber eastbound on I-90 near Oacoma when he hit an icy patch of road and lost control of the vehicle at approximately 8:24 p.m.

According to Tony Mangan, public information officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, lumber was scattered over the westbound lanes and median after the crash. The westbound lanes were closed for hours.

Martin was wearing a seat belt during the one-vehicle rollover and received minor injuries.

South Dakota Highway Patrol investigated and the Brule County Sheriff's Office, Lyman County Sheriff's Office, Chamberlain Police Department and Missouri Valley Ambulance responded to the scene of the crash.

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