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Campbell County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Friday, July 5, 2019

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

 

 Campbell County Fatal Crash


 What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 83, mile marker 231

              Two miles south of Herried, S.D.

When:   7:04 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2019

 

Driver No. 1: Male, 82, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2019 Buick LaCrosse

 

Driver No. 2:  Male, 36, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 Freightliner Cascadia


HERREID, S.D. – One man has died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday evening near Herreid.

 

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

 

A 2015 Freightliner Cascadia semi truck and trailer were northbound on U.S. Highway 83. While trying to pass a second vehicle, the semi truck collided with a southbound Buick LaCrosse. The collision occurred in the southbound lane.

 

The 82-year-old male driver of the Buick, who was not wearing a seatbelt, suffered life threatening injuries. He died Thursday, July 4, in a Bismarck, N.D. hospital.

 

The 36-year-old male driver of the semi was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. Charges are pending.

 

That section of U.S. Highway 83 was closed to traffic for more than three hours after the crash.

 

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.