SD DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (ELKTON, S.D.): One man died Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Elkton.
Names of the deceased and the other person involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members.
A 2004 Ford F150 pickup was westbound when it made a U-turn at the intersection of 484th Avenue and South Dakota Highway 13. As the vehicle was going east on SD Highway 13, it crossed the center-line into the westbound lane and into the path of a 1998 Ford Conventional semi truck and pup trailer loaded with gravel. The pickup collided with the pup trailer and then went into the north ditch.
The 69-year-old driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt. The 69-year-old male driver of the semi, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.
The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.