Wakonda teen involved in rollover

Wakonda teen involved in rollover By Randy Dockendorf
Yankton Media, Inc. WAKONDA — Slick road conditions are to blame for a one-vehicle, non-injury accident involving a Wakonda teenager. Eighteen-year-old Jennifer Devine was driving alone in her vehicle when she hit a slick spot around 7 a.m. Monday, according to Clay County Sheriff Andy Howe. Devine rolled her vehicle at the intersection of 445th Avenue and 300th Street, two miles north of Wakonda, the sheriff said. The South Dakota Highway Patrol, Clay County sheriff‚s office and Yankton County EMS responded to the accident scene, Howe said. No injuries resulted from the accident, said Highway Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bohnenkamp. "It was a rollover, but the driver was seatbelted and not injured," she said. "My understanding is they called the emergency personnel because they couldn't get the doors opened (on the vehicle)." The Yankton County EMS transported Devine to Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton for observation, Howe said. A Clay County deputy remained at the accident scene waiting for the wrecker to arrive, he added. While Monday provided good weather conditions, the accident was a case of a bad stretch of road following the preceding weekend‚s storm, Howe said. "We had the moisture over the weekend, and it left a slick spot during the early morning that the driver wasn't aware of," the sheriff said. "We always encourage (drivers and passengers) to wear their seatbelts in case of a rollover."

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