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Hand County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 6, 2018

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

 

Hand County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Vehicle-Pedestrian Collision

Where:  U.S. Highway 14 and South Dakota 45 South Junction

               Within Miller, S.D. city limits

When:   1:09 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2018

 

Driver:  Male, 55, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2007 Peterbilt Semi tractor-trailer

 

Pedestrian: Male, 80, Fatal Injuries

 

MILLER, S.D. – One person died Thursday afternoon in a vehicle- pedestrian collision in Miller.

 

The name of the deceased is not being released by state officials pending notification of family members.

 

A 2007 Peterbilt semi tractor-trailer was stopped at the south junction of South Dakota Highway 45 and U.S. Highway 14 in Miller. It is a four-way stop. The semi had stopped and was preparing to turn left onto U.S. Highway 14.

 

An 80-year-old man in a motorized wheelchair entered the intersection crosswalk from the west. When the semi-truck driver began his left-hand turn, he struck the pedestrian.

 

The pedestrian later died of his injuries at the Miller hospital. Charges are pending against the semi-truck driver who was not injured.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

 

 

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

 

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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.