A sadistic winter storm caused a ample semi-truck to descent straight into nan way of a South Dakota Highway Patrol cruiser connected a slippery Interstate.
According to nan Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, astatine astir 12:08 p.m connected Thursday, rule enforcement officers were dispatched to Interstate 90 adjacent MP 395 for an wounded clang involving a South Dakota Highway Patrol conveyance and a semi-tractor/trailer.
Snowy conditions led to this collision betwixt a semi-truck and a State Trooper connected March 18th. (Source: South Dakota Highway Patrol via Facebook) (South Dakota Highway Patrol)
The South Dakota State Trooper's cruiser was crushed by nan semi-truck connected Interstate 90. (South Dakota Highway Patrol)
The trooper was providing postulation power for different crash erstwhile a semi mislaid power and slammed into nan trooper’s car. Police said that nan driver of nan semi-truck was driving quickly connected nan snowy roads while visibility was low.
"Slow down! You person location to be," South Dakota Highway Patrol wrote successful a Facebook station pursuing nan collision. "Ice and snow, spell slow."
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The trooper was successful nan conveyance astatine nan clip of nan clang and sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to a Sioux Falls, South Dakota infirmary for treatment.
The driver of nan semi was issued a citation for overdriving nan roadworthy conditions.
According to nan Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, nan tractor trailer driver was moving quickly connected Interstate 90, contempt snowy conditions. (South Dakota Highway Patrol)
Interstate 90 successful South Dakota was covered successful crystal and snowfall pursuing a wintertime large wind successful nan state. (South Dakota Highway Patrol)
A late-winter blizzard settled complete nan precocious Midwest connected Saturday, shutting down roads and adding to 1 of nan snowiest seasons successful caller decades.
According to nan National Weather Service (NWS), nan mostly of southeastern South Dakota was expected to beryllium nether a wintertime upwind advisory until 7 a.m. Friday.
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"Plan connected slippery roadworthy conditions. Blowing snowfall could importantly trim visibility, pinch adjacent blizzard conditions imaginable astatine times, particularly during falling snowfall and successful agrarian areas," nan advisory from NWS states. "The hazardous conditions could effect nan greeting aliases evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down character branches."
The Highway Patrol responded to a number of crashes successful South Dakota connected Thursday during terrible wintertime conditions, and precocious winds.
A wintertime large wind watch will beryllium successful effect Tuesday done Thursday for southeastern South Dakota, arsenic a important wintertime large wind hits nan area. (South Dakota Highway Patrol)
The National Weather Service said immoderate areas of nan Upper Midwest could spot much than 12 inches of snowfall done Sunday, while different areas could spot rain and freezing rain.
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The large wind is expected to move into nan Upper Great Lakes region connected Sunday.
Sarah Rumpf is simply a writer connected nan breaking news squad for Fox News Digital. You tin scope her connected Twitter astatine @rumpfsarahc