UPDATE: Head-on crash just northwest of Watertown kills one

January 15, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–One person was killed Friday morning in a car-semi accident just northwest of Watertown.

First responders were called to South Dakota Highway 20 and 450th Avenue at 7:00 a.m. and arrived to find the semi and car had collided head-on.

The driver of the car was dead at the scene.

The semi driver was assessed at the scene and refused treatment by Watertown Fire Rescue ambulance personnel.

The crash resulted in the closure of the highway for approximately four hours while an investigation was conducted and the wreckage cleared.

Responding agencies included the South Dakota Highway Patrol, Watertown Fire Rescue, Codington County Sheriff’s Office, Codington County Highway Department, Codington County Coroner’s Office, and Performance Towing.

Names of those involved have not been released.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.