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Man, 82, dies following crash with semi near Herreid

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HERREID — One man has died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred July 2 near Herreid in Campbell County.

The crash occurred shortly after 7 p.m. on July 2, 2 miles south of Herreid on U.S. Highway 83. A 2015 Freightliner Cascadia semi truck and trailer was northbound on U.S. Highway 83. While trying to pass a second vehicle, the semi truck collided with a southbound Buick LaCrosse. The collision occurred in the southbound lane.

The 82-year-old male driver of the Buick, who was not wearing a seat belt, initially suffered life-threatening injuries. He died Thursday, July 4, in a Bismarck, N.D. hospital.

The 36-year-old male driver of the semi was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Charges are pending.

Names of the deceased and other driver involved have not been released pending notification of family members.

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That section of U.S. Highway 83 was closed to traffic for more than three hours after the crash. The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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