Strong Winds Factor in Semi Rollover in South Dakota
MURDO, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol says strong winds were a factor in the rollover of a semi-trailer in the south-central part of the state.
The Highway Patrol on Monday said the 33-year-old driver from Katy, Texas lost control of the semi-trailer when a gust wind pushed it off U.S. Highway 83 as he hit a curve. The driver suffered minor injuries and received treatment at the scene, about 16 miles south of Murdo.
A wind advisory was in effect when the incident happened at 2:48 p.m. Sunday.
Several parts of South Dakota have been under wind advisories and warnings Monday. Strong winds have toppled trees and caused at least one power outage.
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