Man killed in crash in South Dakota’s Clay County

June 30, 2021
Mike Tanner

MECKLING, S.D.–A man has died in a two vehicle accident in southeast South Dakota’s Clay County.

The Highway Patrol says it happened Tuesday morning around 10 a.m. on Highway 50, a mile east of the town of Meckling.

Preliminary information indicates that a Ford Super Duty truck was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 50, traveling at a low rate of speed working along the roadway. The truck was equipped with a light board, that was activated and signaled oncoming vehicles to go around the truck. A van, also traveling eastbound, failed to move over and struck the back of the truck.

The 54-year-old male driver of the van, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 62-year-old male driver of the truck, who was wearing a seat belt, sustained minor injuries and was taken to the Yankton hospital by personal vehicle.

Names of those involved have not been released.