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KPS substitute killed in two-vehicle crash in South Dakota

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(courtesy of Kearney Public Schools)

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A Kearney, NE woman has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Toronto, according to South Dakota Highway Patrol (SDHP).

The SDHP reported, a 2005 Peterbilt Conventional 379 semi-truck was pulling a full trailer and a pup trailer northbound on Interstate 29 when the driver braked suddenly for two dogs running across the interstate.

A 2013 Mazda Sport, which also was going northbound, rear-ended the pup trailer.

Robyn Lind, 60, was the driver of the Mazda and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Marlen Kasemodel of Toronto, S.D., who was the 49-year-old driver of the semi, was not injured.

The SDHP reported both drivers were wearing seat belts, and they were the only people involved in the crash.

Robyn Lind was a current Kearney Public Schools (KPS) substitute teacher and worked at numerous KPS events.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

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