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Names Released in Kingsbury County Fatal Crash



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019

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


Names Released in Kingsbury County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  451st Avenue and 217th Street

              10 Miles southwest of Arlington, S.D.

When:   8:55 a.m., Sept. 28, 2019


Driver No. 1: Cody Bunker, 29, Arlington, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2001 Ford F150 Pickup


Driver No. 2: Wesley Decker, 37, Arlington, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2001 Ford F150 Pickup


ARLINGTON, S.D. – A 37-year-old man has died of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Sept. 28, 2019 southwest of Arlington.


A pickup westbound on 217th Street was struck by a pickup that had been northbound on 451st Avenue. The two vehicles collided in the uncontrolled intersection.


Wesley Decker of Arlington, S.D., was driving the westbound pickup. He suffered life-threatening injuries and died on Saturday, Oct. 26.


The other driver, 29-year-old Cody Bunker of Arlington, S.D., sustained serious non-life threatening injuries.


Neither driver was wearing a seatbelt.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.


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.