NEW: Hayti man injured when pickup, cattle trailer crash on U.S. Highway 81

June 30, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–A Hayti man sustained serious injuries Wednesday morning when the pickup he was driving crashed on U.S. Highway 81, two miles south of Watertown.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says 58 year-old Floyd Arneson was driving a pickup and pulling a cattle trailer when the trailer lost one of its wheels.

The pickup and trailer went into the west ditch where the trailer rolled. Arneson was ejected from the pickup. He was taken to Prairie Lakes Hospital with what were described as serious, non life-threatening injuries.

A passenger, 57 year-old Tony Arneson of Hayti, was not injured.

Neither man was wearing a seat belt.

The trailer contained two bulls, which escaped.

The crash was reported at 9:08 a.m. Wednesday.