Fatal Vehicle-Bicycle Crash in Deuel County Names Released

Mgn BicycleaccidentBROOKINGS, S.D. – A biker, Jean-Pierre Petit, 53, of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, died due to injuries from a vehicle-bicycle crash last Thursday north of Brookings.

According to a South Dakota Department of Public Safety press release, the current crash information states that Petit was riding his Krypton Argon 18-speed bicycle south along the fogline of Interstate 29 when he was hit by a 2015 International straight truck also driving south.

Petit, who was wearing a helmet, received life-threatening injuries and was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital where he died on Monday, June 13.

Mark Akkerman, 65, of Brandon, was driving the truck, wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. Charges are still pending.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and all information that has been released is currently preliminary.

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