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Roberts County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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

 

Roberts County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Interstate 29, mile marker 248

              16 miles north of Sisseton, S.D.

When:   12:47 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, 2021

 

Driver No. 1: Male, 78, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2021 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup

 

Driver No. 2: Male, 55, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2013 Freightliner Semi-truck and trailer

 

SISSETON, S.D. – One person died Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash north of Sisseton.

 

The names of the two people involved are not being released pending notification of family members.

 

A 2021 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, traveling northbound on Interstate 29, was parked on the shoulder of the road due to a flat tire. The 78-year-old male driver was kneeling near the pickup on the driver’s side. A northbound 2013 Freightliner semi-truck and trailer was northbound on I-29 in driving lane. The truck driver was unable to move over to the passing lane due to another vehicle and struck the pickup and its driver.

 

The pickup driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The 55-year-old truck driver was not injured and was wearing a seat belt. Charges are pending.

 

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.

 

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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.