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Names released in McCook County fatal crash

A Bridgewater, man died in a two-vehicle crash on S.D. Highway 42 about 10 miles east of the junction with U.S. Highway 81 on Thursday.

Jeffrey Ryan Robocker, 38, was eastbound on Highway 42 driving a 2008 KIA Sedona and nearing the intersection with 447th Avenue. A northbound 2007 Peterbilt semi-truck driven by Joshua Dean Steffensen, 35, of Hetland, stopped at a stop sign and then pulled onto the highway to turn west.

Robocker's vehicle struck the trailer of the semi-truck.

Robocker was not wearing a seatbelt. He was dead at the scene. Steffensen was wearing a seatbelt. He was not injured.

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