Montana man injured in crash near ArmourARMOUR — A Montana man was injured in a two-vehicle collision Thursday evening near Amour.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
ARMOUR — A Montana man was injured in a two-vehicle collision Thursday evening near Amour.
James Larson, 66, of Billings, Mont., was westbound on 280th Street when he failed to stop at the intersection of 280th and U.S. Highway 281 at 7:20 p.m., said South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Mark Nelson.
Larson, driving a 1988 Dodge van, ran into the side of a 1985 Peterbilt tractor-trailer headed northbound on U.S. Highway 281 driven by 74-year-old Marvin Morris, of Valley View, Texas.
Larson was taken to Douglas County Memorial Hospital in Armour with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. He was kept overnight for observation.
Nelson said Larson was also cited for failure to stop and yield and failure to wear a seat belt.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Amour Fire Department, Amour EMT and South Dakota Highway Patrol responded to the scene.
The semi-truck received $10,000 in damage, while Larson’s van received $5,000 worth of damages, Nelson said.