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MITCHELL, S.D. – One person died Wednesday morning in a two vehicle crash in Davison County.

The names of the persons involved have not been released pending notification of family members.

Preliminary crash information indicates a 2014 Caterpillar highway maintainer was driving northbound on 397th Avenue. A 2011 Chrysler 200 was traveling southbound on 397th Ave at the I-90 overpass.

The driver of the Caterpillar was drifting into the ditch but over-corrected crossing the center line into the path of Chrysler 200. The vehicles collided in the southbound lane of the roadway. The driver of the Chrysler has pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt. The driver of the Caterpillar was not injured.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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