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Names Released In Yankton County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 18, 2020

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


Names Released In Yankton County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  S.D. Highway 50, mile marker 376, near intersection with 433rd Avenue

              Seven miles west of Yankton, S.D.

When:   10:46 a.m., Monday, June 15, 2020


Driver No. 1:  Thomas Thompson, 79, Yankton, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 Western Star Conventional 4900FA Semi Truck and Trailer


Driver No. 2: Robert Schulte, 68, Tabor, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette


YANKTON, S.D. – A Tabor, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Monday in a two-vehicle crash west of Yankton.


A 2015 Western Star Conventional 4900FA Semi Truck and Trailer, hauling gravel, was westbound on South Dakota Highway 50 near the intersection of 433rd Avenue. A 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette was northbound on 433rd Avenue and failed to stop at the intersection’s stop sign. The two vehicles collided.


Robert Schulte, the 68-year-old driver of the Oldsmobile, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.


Thomas Thompson, 79, of Yankton was the driver of the semi-truck. He sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a seat belt and was transported by ambulance to the Yankton hospital.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is only preliminary at this point.


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.