Pickup, garbage truck collide southeast of Watertown; one man seriously injured

September 16, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–One person sustained serious injuries Wednesday afternoon in a crash between a pickup and a garbage truck in Codington County.

It happened over the noon hour at the intersection of 175th Street and 457th Avenue–two miles southeast of Watertown.

The garbage truck was westbound and the pickup was southbound when they collided at the intersection.

The garbage truck rolled several times, losing a large amount of trash in the process.

The 31 year-old man driving the garbage truck was taken to Prairie Lakes Hospital with serious, non life-threatening injuries. His name was not released.

The pickup was driven by 61 year-old Bruce Buchmann of Milan, Minnesota. He was not injured.

The Highway Patrol says charges against Buchmann are pending.