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Names Released In Fall River County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020

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

 

Names Released In Fall River County Fatal Crash

 

WHAT:  Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 18, mile marker 43

              One mile west of Maverick Junction, S.D.

When:   1:18 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28, 2020

 

Pedestrian: Roger Klein, Hot Springs, S.D., 82, Fatal Injuries

 

Driver: Kathryn Flock, 72, Buffalo Gap, S.D., No Injuries

Vehicle: 2018 Chevy Impala

 

 

MAVERICK JUNCTION, S.D. – A Hot Springs, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Monday afternoon in a pedestrian-vehicle crash near Maverick Junction.

 

A 2018 Chevy Impala was eastbound on U.S. Highway 18 traveling on a crest in the highway when the driver saw the pedestrian walking across the roadway. The driver attempted to avoid the pedestrian, but struck him with the front passenger side of the vehicle.

 

The pedestrian, 82-year-old Roger Klein, was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

Kathryn Flock of Buffalo Gap, S.D., 72, was the driver. She was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

 

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.