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One killed in Thursday morning crash near Monroe

The South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate.

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MONROE, S.D. — One person died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Monroe.

Preliminary crash information indicates that, at approximately 10:45 a.m. Thursday, a 2015 Freightliner Bucket Truck was westbound on 269th Street when it failed to stop for a posted stop sign at the intersection with 446th Avenue.

The truck collided with a 2012 Ford Fusion that was northbound on 446th Avenue.

The 26-year-old male truck driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 27-year-old female driver of the Ford, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries. She was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital.

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Names of the two people involved are not being released pending notification of family members.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.

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