Names released in fatal Roberts County crash
Charges pending in Tuesday incident
SISSETON — A Herman, Minnesota man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash north of Sisseston.
According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, preliminary crash information indicates that a 2021 Chevrolet SIlverado pickup, traveling northbound on Interstate 29, was parked on the shoulder of the road due to a flat tire. The driver was kneeling near the pickup on the driver’s side. A northbound 2013 Freightliner semi-truck and trailer was northbound on I-29 in the driving lane and struck the pickup and its driver.
The driver of the pickup, 78-year-old Gerald Bartell, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Wilhelm Hiebert, 55, of Rosenfeld, Manitoba, Canada, was the semi-truck driver. He was not injured and was wearing a seat belt. Charges are pending.
The crash occurred at about 12:47 p.m. Tuesday near mile marker 248.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.