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Lincoln County Fatal Crash


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648


Lincoln County Fatal Crash


What:     Two-vehicle crash

Where:   273rd Street near the intersection with 473rd Avenue

                Two miles west of Harrisburg, S.D.

When:    1:02 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, 2018


Driver No. 1:  Male, 86, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Blazer


Driver No. 2: Male, 42, No Injuries

Passenger: Female, age unavailable, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Peterbilt 379 Semi Truck


HARRISBURG, S.D.  – One person died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Harrisburg.


Names of the people involved are not being released pending notification of families.


A 1998 Chevrolet Blazer was westbound on 273rd Street near the intersection with 473rd Avenue when the vehicle attempted to turn into a driveway. A 2002 Peterbilt 379 semi-truck, with no trailer attached, was traveling east on 273rd Street. The Blazer turned in front of the semi. The truck driver attempted to avoid the Blazer, but the two vehicles collided.


An 86-year-old male, who was driving the Blazer, was taken to a Sioux Falls where he later died of his injuries. He was the only occupant and was wearing a seatbelt.


The 42-year-old male driver of the semi was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. A female passenger, who was not wearing a seatbelt, sustained minor injuries. She was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.


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.