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Names Released In Edmunds County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Sept. 12, 2022

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




Names Released In 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: Steven Dupper, 59, Herreid, S.D., Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 1995 International 9400 Straight Truck


Driver No. 2: Curtis Baker, 47, Vero Beach, FL, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: Peterbilt Semi-truck and trailer 


BOWDLE, S.D. –  A Vero Beach, FL man has been identified as the person who died last Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash east of Bowdle.  


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.


Curtis Baker, the 47-year-old driver of the semi-truck, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.


Steven Dupper of Herreid, S.D., 59, was the driver of the straight truck. He was wearing a seatbelt and received minor injuries. Charges are pending against him.


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.