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Name Released In Lincoln County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 23, 2020

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

 

Name Released In Lincoln County Fatal Crash

 

WHAT:  Two-vehicle crash

Where:  85th Street and Sycamore Avenue

              Two miles east of southeastern Sioux Falls

When:   1:38 p.m., Monday, July 20, 2020

 

Driver No 1: Robert Thompson, 85, Hurley, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2020 Ford F150 Pickup

 

Driver No. 2: Male, 47, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2007 Sterling LT9000 Truck

 

SIOUX FALLS S.D. – A Hurley man has been identified as the person who died Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash near Sioux Falls.

 

A 2020 Ford F150 pickup was eastbound on 85th Street and collided in the uncontrolled intersection with a 2007 Sterling LT9000 truck that was northbound on Sycamore Avenue. The pickup remained on its wheels while the truck came to rest on its driver’s side.

 

Robert Thompson, 85, was the pickup driver. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

The 47-year-old male driver of the truck sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a seat belt and was taken by ambulance to a Sioux Falls hospital. His name is not being released because his family invoked Marsy’s Law.

 

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.

 

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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.