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RC Woman Dies In Crash Near Piedmont



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A Rapid City woman died in a one vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in Piedmont, S.D. on Saturday afternoon just before 1 p.m.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says 57-year-old Sandra Kay Birk of Rapid City, was driving westbound on Interstate 90, when she merged into the passing lane and the driver's side tires crossed the threshold line onto the left shoulder of the road.

The patrol says she over-corrected the steering and swerved, which caused the vehicle to enter the north ditch and then it vaulted over the service road and entered into a roll.  They say she was not wearing a seat-belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Birk sustained fatal injuries.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. Meade County Sherriff's Office, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, Piedmont Volunteer Fire Department and the Rapid City Fire Department assisted.
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