Names released in Brule County fatal crash

South Dakota Highway Patrol. (Republic file photo)

KIMBALL — A Warwick, New Jersey man has been identified as the person killed late Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash near Kimball.

According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, a Peterbilt semi-truck and trailer was eastbound on Interstate 90 when it was struck by a 2014 Toyota 4 Runner SUV that was westbound in the eastbound lanes.

The driver of the 4 Runner, 30-year-old Adrian Jordan, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Edward Herring, of Rapid City, 60, was the semi-truck driver. He was wearing a seatbelt, sustained serious, non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Chamberlain hospital.

The crash occurred at approximately 10:55 p.m. near mile marker 280, about three miles west of Kimball.


Both eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 were closed to traffic for a period of time after the crash.

The South Dakota Department Highway Patrol, part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, continues to investigate the crash.

Erik Kaufman joined the Mitchell Republic in July of 2019 as an education and features reporter. He grew up in Freeman, S.D., graduating from Freeman High School. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1999 with a major in English and a minor in computer science. He can be reached at
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