Victim of Alcester Accident Remembered as Loving Mother

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – We’re learning more about one of the victims in Monday’s accident at a nursing home in Alcester. Jenna Benzel was a mom to three young children and had recently moved to Vermilion. Family and friends say she just started working at the nursing home. A candlelight vigil is planned for Tuesday night at 8:00 at 805 Hemlock Street in Harrisburg. A fundraising page has also been set up to help Jenna’s husband with expenses related to raising their three children.

Authorities are still investigating the crash that left two people dead and six injured on Monday when authorities say an 81-year-old driver mistook the gas pedal for the brake. The vehicle careened into a group of people outside the Alcester Care and Rehab Center.


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