Highway Patrol Says Pierre Man Killed in Vehicle-Pedestrian Fatal Crash Near Pickstown Monday

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PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was among two people who were killed in a pedestrian-vehicle crash in Charles Mix County yesterday.  The Department of Public Safety says the incident was reported last night about 8:45 p.m. near U.S. Highway 18 and SD Highway 46 near Pickstown.  Authorities say that 28-year-old Ronald Ray Fischer, Jr. of Lake Andes was driving a minivan on Highway 18, when the vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 46.  The van traveled into a nearby private parking lot where it hit two pedestrians and two parked vehicles.  The pedestrians; 46-year-old Robert Allan Klumb of Pierre and 25-year-old Maegen E. Spindler of Cazenovia, New York were killed in the crash.  Fischer was taken to a hospital in Wagner and authorities say he has since been transported to a Sioux Falls hospital.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating.


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  • cindy

    Ron Fischer is a drunken murderer

  • Lorraine Heins

    Rob Klumb introduced me to my husband here in Milwaukee (Rob’s hometown). We are all in shock right now.

  • Marnie P, Milwaukee, WI

    I grew up with Rob and am absolutely shocked and saddened by this horrible news…my thoughts and prayers are with his family

  • shelly

    rob rented from my mom when he was going to uwsp he became like an uncle to me and my brother.. and a very good friend to my mom and mike for over 20 years.. he always stayed and moms a few nights between going to milltown and upnorth. we are very shocked still didn’t fully sink in cant believe it… hes going to be missed very deeply


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