UPDATE: Thirteen Passengers Ejected From Van That Rolled On Interstate 90 Early On Thursday

Date posted - October 25, 2013

Minnesota State Patrol MnSPUPDATE:  According to a JBS Swift employee, all the victims in the 15-passenger van accident on Thursday early morning were workers at the Worthington meat packing plant.  The victims are some of the approximately 200 people who make the drive from Sioux Falls, SD to Worthington each day to go to work.

Worthington, Minnesota — Thirteen people were ejected from a van during a crash on Thursday, October 24 near Worthington. 

The Minnesota State Patrol reports that about 1:40 AM, 29-year-old Altayeb Arbab-Azzein was westbound on Interstate 90, near exit 42 at Worthington in a 2003 15-passenger Chevy van.

The patrol says the driver lost control on the icy roadway, and the van entered the median and rolled. Fifteen people were in the van at the time of the crash, 13 were ejected.

The Worthington Fire Department & Worthington Ambulance and Adrian Ambulance responded.

Arbab-Azzein was taken to Sanford Worthington Hospital by Worthington Ambulance.

The van was totaled.

The injured include:
Mju Mohamed, 26, male, Sioux Falls, SD, non-life threatening injuries
Reh Pleh, 47, male, Sioux Falls, SD, non-life threatening injuries
Tiwari Ganga, female, Sioux Falls, SD, non-life threatening injuries
Tamire Shimeles, 30, male, Sioux Falls, SD, non-life threatening injuries
Tara Chuwan, 38, female, Sioux Falls, SD, non-life threatening injuries
Rabi Gurung, 37, male, Sioux Falls, SD, non-life threatening injuries
Abdallah Abdelmunem, 54, male, Sioux Falls, SD, non-life threatening injuries
Reh Ray, 22, male, Sioux Falls, SD, non-life threatening injuries
Alaaldeen Mussa, 32, male, Sioux Falls, SD, serious injuries
Reh Klaw, 22, male, Sioux Falls, SD, serious injuries
Agra Dalli, 52, female, Sioux Falls, SD, serious injuries
Mekh Bhandari, 28, male, Sioux Falls, SD, serious injuries
Dirga Dhakal, 29, female, Sioux Falls, SD, non-life threatening injuries
Tornyang Nykaor, 41, female, Sioux Falls, SD, non-life threatening injuries

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