Vero Beach, FL man named in fatal crash east of Bowdle

BOWDLE, S.D.(Press Release) –  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.