JEFFERSON, S.D. (KELO) — Authorities are investigating a two-vehicle crash that happened south of Jefferson early Saturday morning.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 29-year-old woman died Saturday morning when the ambulance she was a passenger in left the southbound lane of Interstate 29 near Jefferson, and crashed into a northbound semi-truck.
Investigators say the woman was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the ambulance.
The driver of the ambulance suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. Authorities say he was wearing a seat belt.
The driver of the semi-truck had minor injuries. He wasn’t taken to the hospital. Authorities say he was also wearing a seat belt.
A section of Interstate 29 was closed to traffic for about eight hours, according to authorities.