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Man seriously injured in Thursday crash

SALEM--A Pierre man suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Thursday morning nine miles south of Salem. Gerald Langan, 72, of Pierre, was transported by ambulance to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls with serious, ...

SALEM-A Pierre man suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Thursday morning nine miles south of Salem.

Gerald Langan, 72, of Pierre, was transported by ambulance to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls with serious, non-life threatening injuries after failing to stop at a stop sign and crashing into a semi at the intersection of U.S. Highway 81 and South Dakota Highway 42.

Langan was driving north on Highway 81 in a 2005 Toyota Corolla when he failed to stop at the stop sign and crashed into a semi traveling south on Highway 81, turning east onto Highway 42, driven by Richard Schaefer, 73, of Monroe. The semi was hauling a tractor trailer fully loaded with grain. Monroe was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. It is unknown if Langan was wearing a seat belt.

The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other responding agencies were the McCook County Sheriff's Office and Bridgewater Ambulance.

No other information was immediately available.

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