Ipswich man identified as injured driver in Sunday’s fatal crash

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – An Ipswich man has been identified as the injured driver in a two-vehicle crash early Sunday morning four miles west of Aberdeen that killed a Warner teenager.

A 2012 Chevrolet Impala had been northbound on 382nd Avenue when it entered U.S. Highway 12, pulling in front of an eastbound Chevrolet Silverado 2500 pickup truck. The collision left both the westbound and eastbound lanes of traffic blocked for a time.

Both drivers were taken to an Aberdeen hospital.

Bruce Perrion, 58, of Ipswich, was the driver of the pickup. He suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt.

Levi Wiedebush, 17, of Warner, was the driver of the Impala. He had to be extricated from the vehicle, and later died as a result of his injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Heavy fog was reported in the area at the time of the crash.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is preliminary at this time,

The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.