13 Ejected in Southern Minn. Van Crash

Posted at: 10/24/2013 4:51 PM | Updated at: 10/24/2013 4:52 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The Minnesota State Patrol says 15 people who commute from Sioux Falls to Worthington, Minn., for work in a meatpacking planned were injured Thursday when the van rolled into an interstate median.

The Argus Leader reports that four of the passengers suffered serious injuries when the Chevy Express van hit an icy patch on Interstate 90 near Worthington about 1:40 a.m.

JBS human resources director Jenny Andersen-Martinez says the 15 people all work for the plant but commute in a personal vehicle from Sioux Falls because of a housing shortage. She says their shift ended about 1 a.m. Thursday.

The patrol says 13 people passengers were thrown from the van, but the driver and front seat passenger remained inside the vehicle after the crash.

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Information from: Argus Leader

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