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Brookings County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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

 

 Brookings County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Two Vehicle Crash

Where:  S.D. Highway 13, mile marker 124

              Two miles west of Elkton, S.D.

When:   4:30 p.m., Monday, June 24, 2019

 

Driver No. 1: Male, 69, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2004 Ford F150 Pickup

 

Driver No. 2: Male, 69, No Injuries

Vehicle: 1998 Ford Conventional Semi

 

 

ELKTON, S.D. – One man died Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Elkton.

 

Names of the deceased and the other person involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members.

 

A 2004 Ford F150 pickup was westbound when it made a U-turn at the intersection of 484th Avenue and South Dakota Highway 13. As the vehicle was going east on SD Highway 13, it crossed the centerline into the westbound lane and into the path of a 1998 Ford Conventional semi truck and pup trailer loaded with gravel. The pickup collided with the pup trailer and then went into the north ditch.

 

The 69-year-old driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt. The 69-year-old male driver of the semi, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured.

  

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate 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.