Fatal accident involving two semi trucks

MOUND CITY, S.D. — A man from Bloomington, CA is identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash last Wednesday afternoon.

Rafael Lopez, 58, was driving an International semi truck south on U.S. Highway 83 two miles south of Mound City in Campbell County. At about 3:45, Lopez’s International struck the left front corner of a 30-foot-wide load that was being transported by a Peterbilt semi truck.

Lopez sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Peterbilt, a 31-year-old man from Milbank, SD, was not injured in the crash.

South Dakota Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

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