One dead, another injured following crash west of Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – One person died and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning west of Aberdeen

According to the Brown County Coroner’s office, Levi C. Wiedebush, 17, of Warner, died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

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. Wiedebush, driver of the Impala, had to be extricated from the vehicle, and later died as a result of his injuries. The 58-year-old driver of the pickup suffered serious non-life threatening injuries.

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.