UPDATE: Authorities release name of man killed on I-29 north of Sisseton

March 8, 2021

SISSETON, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified a man who was struck and killed last week while changing a tire on Interstate 29 sixteen miles north of Sisseton.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says 78-year-old Gerald Bartell, of Herman, Minnesota, was pronounced dead at the scene of the Tuesday afternoon crash.

The patrol says Bartell had pulled over to the shoulder and was kneeling near the pickup on the driver’s side when a man driving a semi-trailer struck both the vehicle and Bartell.

The semi driver, 55-year-old Wilhelm Hiebert, of Rosenfeld, Manitoba, was not injured.

Charges are being reviewed in the case.