UPDATE: Man killed in head-on crash in Marshall County identified

March 21, 2023

BRITTON, S.D.–A man from Havana, North Dakota has been identified as the person who died last Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash eight miles east of Britton.

The Highway Patrol says a  pickup was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 10 when it entered the westbound lane and collided head-on with a westbound car.

William Krafka, the 83-year-old driver of the pickup, was dead at the scene. The 19-year-old driver of the car, Cade Roerig of Eden, South Dakota, suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to an Aberdeen hospital.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

A portion of the highway was closed to traffic for about five hours. The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.