Dump Truck Accident Slows Traffic On I-29
by KDLT News
November 14, 2013 2:26 PM
South Dakota Highway Patrol and Department of Transportation officials are cautioning travelers on Interstate 29 that traffic could be slowed temporarily because of an incident on Thursday afternoon near the Tea exit south of Sioux Falls.
Captain Kevin Joffer of the Highway Patrol said a northbound dump truck with its box raised struck an overhead highway sign. When the sign fell to the roadway, it struck a vehicle. An occupant in the vehicle was injured but further details are not available.
Traffic was backed up on that section of intestate while debris from the overhead sign was cleared. Joffer said traffic flow has been restored but is likely to be reduced to one lane temporarily as the investigation continues. He asked motorists traveling along Interstate 29 to be aware of that possibility between Exit 75 and Exit 73 for the rest of the afternoon.