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Man extracted from vehicle following crash with tractor

A 22-year-old Mitchell man sustained serious injuries Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash 13 miles north of Mitchell.

Spencer Boyd had to be extracted and then was transported to a Mitchell hospital after crashing his 2011 Chevrolet Silverado into a farm tractor/haystack mover, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

The crash occurred at 2:21 p.m. on South Dakota Highway 37. Charges are pending against Boyd, officials said.

According to the crash report, the farm tractor/hay mover was southbound on Highway 37 at the bottom of a hill. The Chevy Silverado was also southbound and ran into the haystack mover at a high speed. The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

The Highway Patrol immediately classified Boyd's injuries as serious, life-threatening, but a family member on Wednesday told The Daily Republic Boyd's injuries are not life-threatening. According to a spokesman with Avera, Boyd's status is "fair," which means vital signs are stable and within normal limits. 

At the same time, a non-injury crash occurred in the northbound lane of Highway 37. No details about that crash are available.

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