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Pedestrian killed when struck by semi in Renville County

HECTOR – A pedestrian was killed early Tuesday morning in Renville County after being struck by a semi.

According to the State Patrol, Kara Diane Dirtseller, 29, of Sisseton, South Dakota, was walking in the eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 12 east of Hector at around 2 a.m. when she was struck by a semi that was also traveling east on Highway 212.

The driver of the semi, Randy Lee Roush, 54, of New Auburn, was not injured.

The Renville County Sheriff's office assisted at the scene of the accident.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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