On March 15 at 11:12 a.m., the Clay County Sheriff's Office received a report of an injury accident at the intersection of South Dakota Highway 50 and 469th Avenue, four miles east of Vermillion.
Investigation revealed that a car driven by Jessie Rasmussen, age 78 of Vermillion, was traveling northbound on 469th Avenue at Highway 50 and failed to yield to an eastbound semi driven by Marc Saulnier, age 38 of Billings, MT.
Vermillion ambulance and rescue units responded and transported both drivers to Sanford Hospital in Vermillion where Jessie Rasmussen was pronounced dead. Saulnier was treated for minor injuries. Both drivers were alone in their vehicles. No citations have been issued.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating.