Benjamin Waldner Car Accident – Obituary: Mitchell teen killed in Davison County crash.
16-year-old Benjamin Waldner of Mitchell, S.D., has been identified as the person who died last Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash north of Ethan.
According to authorities, preliminary crash information indicates that a 2008 Ford-250 pickup was southbound on South Dakota Highway 37 and in the wrong lane when it collided with a northbound 2018 Kenworth Construction T800 semi-truck and trailer. The enclosed trailer contained cabinets.
Waldner the driver of the pickup, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Rickey Nelsen of Vermillion, S.D., 73, was the driver of the semi-truck. He received minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to a Mitchell hospital.
Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
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