Three Hurt in Friday Head on Collision Near Ipswich

South Dakota Highway Patrol Patch


ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Three people were injured in a two vehicle crash that was reported east of Ipswich Friday.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the accident occurred about 4:35 p.m. Friday afternoon on South Dakota Highway 12-about six miles east of Ipswich.  Lieutenant Caleb Walters says an Aberdeen man was traveling west on Highway 12 in a Ford F150 when he didn’t see that a vehicle ahead of him had slowed to make a left hand turn.  The driver of the Ford pickup swerved to avoid the turning vehicle and entered the eastbound lane, where the Ford was hit by an eastbound 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by a motorist from Ipswich.  The driver of the Chevy, along with a passenger, sustained serious non-life threatening injuries.  The driver of the Ford received life threatening injuries.  All three were transported to hospitals.  Walters says seatbelts were worn by the occupants of both vehicles and both pickups were totaled.  Besides the Highway Patrol, other agencies responding to the scene Friday included the Ipswich Fire Department and Ambulance, Aberdeen Fire and Rescue and the Edmunds County Sheriff’s Department.

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