South Dakota woman dies from cold exposure after car crash



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REVILLO, S.D. (AP) — Police say an 83-year-old woman died from exposure to the cold after crashing her car in eastern South Dakota.

KELO-TV reports that police believe Nina Brandenburg left her car to look for help after crashing on a gravel road near the tiny rural town of Revillo last weekend. Revillo is just west of the Minnesota state line and about 115 miles (185 kilometers) north of Sioux Falls.

Police officers found the car first, but with no driver inside. They found Brandenburg's body in a ditch the next day. Authorities said she had died of exposure. The National Weather Service says temperatures in the area fell as low as 2 degrees (-17 Celsius) overnight.

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Information from: KELO-TV, http://www.keloland.com

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