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Sioux Falls, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday afternoon south of Milbank.

 

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2017 was southbound on 482nd Avenue when it failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection with 149th Street. The Volkswagen collided in the intersection with a 2014 Peterbilt semi-truck and trailer that was eastbound on 149th Street.

 

Matthew Blehr, the 28-year-old driver of the Volkswagen, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.

 

Teresa Virchow, 58, of Lake Preston, S.D., was the driver of the semi. She received life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. Her seat belt use is under investigation.

 

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.

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