One person killed in car vs. tractor accident near Beresford

August 28, 2023

Mike Tanner

BERESFORD, S.D.–One man died and another was seriously injured after a car collided with a tractor on Friday afternoon near Beresford.

According to the Department of Public Safety, a John Deere tractor pulling a silage trailer was traveling east, 9 miles north of Beresford. When entering an intersection, the tractor collided with a Buick Lacrosse.

The Buick came to rest east of the intersection and caught fire. The tractor rolled east of the intersection and became separated from the silage trailer.

The 74-year-old man driving the Buick died at the scene.

The 26-year-old man driving the tractor was ejected during the rollover and was taken to a local hospital with serious non-life-threatening injuries.