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Name Released In Lincoln County Fatal Crash (Canton)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

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


Name Released In Lincoln County Fatal Crash (Canton)


What:     Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash

Where:   U.S. Highway 18, mile marker 349

                Within the city limits of Canton, S.D.

When:    8:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2018


Driver:  Austin Knutson, 25, Canton, S.D., No Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe


Pedestrian: Larry Pigors, 73, Aberdeen, S.D., Fatal Injuries


CANTON, S.D.  – An Aberdeen, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday night in a vehicle-pedestrian crash that occurred in Canton.


A 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe was westbound on U.S. Highway 18 when the driver observed a person standing in the middle of the road. The driver tried to stop, but the vehicle collided with the pedestrian, Larry Pigors, 73. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


The vehicle driver, 25-year-old Austin Knutson of Canton, was not injured. He was wearing a seatbelt.


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.