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Edmunds County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196


Edmunds County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 12, mile marker 236

              Four miles east of Bowdle, S.D.

When:   11:32 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022


Driver No. 1: Male, 59, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 1995 International 9400 Straight Truck


Driver No. 2: Male, 47, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: Peterbilt Semi-truck and trailer 


BOWDLE, S.D. –  One man died Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash east of Bowdle.  


Names of the two people involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members.  


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 1995 International 9400 straight truck was northbound on 330th Avenue when the driver failed to stop at the stop sign and attempted to cross U.S. Highway 12. The truck was struck by a Peterbilt semi-truck and trailer that was westbound on U.S. Highway 12.


The 47-year-old male driver of the semi-truck was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt. The 59-year-old male driver of the straight truck suffered minor injuries and was transported to the Bowdle hospital. He was wearing a seatbelt.


Charges are pending against the driver of the straight truck.


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


The Highway Patrol is an agency 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.