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Sheriff says objects dropped onto I-29 traffic in northeast S.D.

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Authorities are investigating two reports of heavy metal rods being dropped onto vehicles on Interstate 29 in northeast South Dakota.

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Roberts County Sheriff Jay Tasa (told KWAT radio Thursday that the approximately 2-foot long rods known as "J-bolts" were tossed from an overpass at night late last week near the Wilmot exit.

He says one rod hit a semi-tractor trailer and the other hit a car. Tasa said the female driver of the car suffered minor injuries.

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Information from: KWAT-AM, http://www.gowatertown.net

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