PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A two vehicle crash over the weekend claimed the life of a Mobridge man. The accident was reported Sunday evening about 5:40 p.m. on U.S. Highway 12-east of Mobridge. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says that 45-year-old Lynnard Keith Spiry, Jr. was the passenger in a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, being driven east by 17-year-old Brady Troy Spiry of Mobridge. The driver of the vehicle lost control of the pickup and the vehicle slid into the path of a 2006 Ford ambulance. Lynnard Spiry was pronounced dead at the scene and Brady Spiry received minor injuries. Authorities say that 78-year-old Edward Fried of Mobridge was driving the ambulance, which was returning from a transport and was not carrying any patients. Fried and a passenger, 31-year-old Hayley Marie Nickels of Mobridge, received minor injuries. All four of those involved in the accident were wearing seatbelts. The accident occurred just east of the Highway 12/SD Highway 1804 junction.
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