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13 ejected from van during rollover in southwest Minnesota

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WORTHINGTON, Minn. -- Thirteen people were thrown from a van after it slid off an icy section of Interstate 90 in southwest Minnesota and rolled.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the accident happened at 1:40 a.m. near Worthington. A 2003 Chevrolet Express G3500 was eastbound on Interstate 90. The driver, Altayeb Arbab-Azzein, 29, of Sioux Falls, S.D., lost control of the vehicle.

Fifteen people were in the van at the time of the crash, and 13 were ejected. All of the victims are from Sioux Falls and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the state patrol said.

All of the people are employed by JBS in Worthington, and had just left the pork processing plant after working the night shift, according to JBS Human Resources Director Jenny Andersen-Martinez.

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