Avera Health employee killed while driving nuclear medicine truck

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A 35-year-old woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash near Sioux Falls early Thursday morning.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was an employee for Avera Health and was driving a semi-truck used to transport nuclear medicine.

The vehicle was driving northbound on I-29 when it drifted off the road, went over a guardrail, and struck a bridge pillar.

The woman, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Avera released the following statement after learning of the crash:

“Upon learning of the tragic fatal crash involving one of our Avera family members this morning, our hearts were broken. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with the family of our employee during this most difficult time. The vehicle involved in the accident was a nuclear medicine truck. Avera McKennan experts are working with the South Dakota Highway Patrol and other agencies to ensure there are no public safety issues that have not been addressed.”

South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

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