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Man, 27, dies in southwest SD crash with semi trailer

LONG VALLEY, S.D. -- A two-vehicle crash in southwest South Dakota Friday morning, March 31, left one man dead and his 9-year-old passenger injured. A 1996 Kenworth T600 semi truck and trailer was southbound on S.D. Highway 73 near Long Valley an...

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LONG VALLEY, S.D. -- A two-vehicle crash in southwest South Dakota Friday morning, March 31, left one man dead and his 9-year-old passenger injured.

A 1996 Kenworth T600 semi truck and trailer was southbound on S.D. Highway 73 near Long Valley and was slowing to make a right turn when a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup going the same direction struck the rear of the trailer, according to a news release.

The driver of the Silverado, a 27-year-old man, was taken to Bennett County hospital where he was later pronounced dead. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The passenger of the pickup, a 9-year-old boy, suffered minor injuries. The 21-year-old driver of the semi truck was not injured. Both were wearing seatbelts, according to the news release.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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Names of those involved in the crash are not being released pending notification of family members.

Long Valley is located in southwest South Dakota about midway between Rapid City and Pierre.

Kaity Young is a news editor at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. She joined the company in 2018 and enjoys learning about her community and the region through editing news stories.
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