UPDATE: Pedestrian killed west of Harrisburg identified

September 9, 2021

HARRISBURG, S.D. – An Anchorage, Alaska man has been identified as the person who died late Saturday night in a pedestrian-vehicle fatal crash one mile west of Harrisburg.

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2009 Chevy Equinox was northbound on South Dakota Highway 115 when it struck 24 year-old Bret Butcher, who was walking southbound in the northbound lane of travel. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Heather Brooks, 39, of Sioux Falls, S.D., was the vehicle driver. She was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

No charges are pending.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.

The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.