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Authorities identify man killed in Meade County crash

NEWELL, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a 29-year-old man who died Monday morning in a two vehicle crash in Meade County.

Preliminary crash information indicates a 2003 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Ethan A. Reasy, 29, was traveling on SD 79 and crossed the centerline into oncoming traffic near mile marker 120.

An approaching 2010 Peterbilt semi driven by Vernon A. Kuntz, 56, tried to avoid the collision by braking and steering into a ditch. Reasy’s vehicle continued toward the semi until they collided.

Reasy suffered fatal injuries. Seatbelt use is under investigation. Kuntz was wearing a seatbelt.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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