ELKTON, S.D. — A 69-year-old man died Monday afternoon, June 24 in a two-vehicle crash west of Elkton on the eastern border of the state.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol said a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup was westbound when it made a U-turn at the intersection of 484th Avenue and state Highway 13. As it was eastbound, it crossed the centerline and came into the path of a westbound 1998 Ford Conventional semi truck and pup trailer loaded with gravel. The pickup struck the trailer and went into the ditch.
The pickup driver, who was unbelted, was pronounced dead at the scene. The semi driver, 69, was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.
Elkton is about 20 miles east of Brookings.