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Names Released in Brookings County Fatal Crash


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196



Names Released in Brookings County Fatal Crash


What:      Two Vehicle Crash

Where:    U.S. Highway 14/U.S. Highway 81 Intersection

                 Three miles south of Arlington, S.D.

When:     9:03 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017


Driver No. 1:  Tyrone King, 39, Brookings, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac G6


Driver No. 2: Gary Kessler, 66, Sioux Falls, S.D., Minor Injuries

Passenger: Richard Peters, 53, Tea, S.D., Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup


ARLINGTON, S.D. – A Brookings man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash south of Arlington.


Tyrone King, 39, was driving a 2005 Pontiac G6 northbound on U.S. Highway 81 approaching the intersection of U.S. Highway 14. The vehicle did not stop at the intersection’s stop sign and collided with a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup which was eastbound on U.S. Highway 14.


King was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.


The driver of the pickup, Gary Kessler, 66, Sioux Falls, and the passenger, Richard Peters, 53, Tea, each sustained minor injuries. Both were wearing seatbelts.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Kingsbury County Sheriff’s Office, Brookings County Sheriff’s Office, Arlington Fire Department, Arlington Ambulance and Brookings Ambulance.


The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.




Note: Records of state-reportable crashes are now available at http://www.safesd.gov/. Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.