Name released in Harding County fatal crash

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REVA, S.D. – An Odessa, Texas, man has been identified as the person who died Friday in a one-vehicle crash northeast of Reva, South Dakota.

Joe Vanhemert, 67, was driving a 1990 Peterbilt 379 semi-truck and flatbed trailer northbound on Highway 79 when the passenger-side tires dropped off the east shoulder of the roadway. Vanhemert corrected the semi onto the roadway, but the trailer stayed in the ditch, causing the tractor-trailer combination to roll.

Vanhemert was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Information from the South Dakota Highway Patrol 
Categories: Traffic & Accidents