Semis hauling powdered cement, sand collide in Brookings County

November 5, 2021
Mike Tanner

BROOKINGS, S.D.–Two semis–one hauling powdered cement and the other hauling sand–collided between Brookings and Volga Thursday morning, closing down a stretch of highway for several hours.

It happened just after 8:00 a.m. on U.S. Highway 14 at 467th Avenue.

One of the semis was turning eastbound from 467th Avenue and was waiting for traffic when the driver was rear-ended by the second semi.

Both westbound lanes of the highway were closed for 2 1/2 hours and one eastbound lane was closed for three hours.

One of the drivers–59 year-old Kevin Schaecher of Aberdeen, was cited for Careless Driving.

The report from the Brookings County Sheriff’s Department makes no mention of any injuries.