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Watertown, SD --  The South Dakota highway patrol is reporting a fatal two vehicle crash on I-29 near mile marker 184, approximately four miles north of Watertown that happened just before 8 p.m. Wednesday evening. The First vehicle was a 2011 Chevrolet 2500 pickup. The driver was described as a male, 18 years old who sustained no injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt. The second car was a 1969 Ford Mustang. The driver of that vehicle was a 58 year old male who was wearing a seat belt. The South Dakota Highway Patrol, who investigated the accident, said both vehicles were northbound in the right lane on I-29. The pickup, which was traveling behind the mustang, collided with the mustang. The mustang veered into the east ditch and rolled. That vehicle’s driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The pickup came to rest on the shoulder of the interstate. No names have been released by the South Dakota Highway Patrol who continue to investigate. The accident is still under investigation. Watertown Fire Rescue crews were on scene for approximately 1 hour assisting local law enforcement and the SD Highway Patrol.

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