Second Driver In Two-Vehicle Crash West Of Ipswich Has Died

IPSWICH, S.D. – The second driver in a two-vehicle crash Sunday west of Ipswich has died.

The names of the two men involved are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only persons involved.

A 2012 Ford F-250 pickup was eastbound on U.S. Highway 12 when it crossed the center line into the westbound lane and collided with a 2006 Ford Fusion. The Fusion eventually erupted into flames.

The 24-year-old driver of the Fusion was pronounced dead at the scene. The 62-year-old driver of the pickup was extricated from the vehicle. He suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to an Aberdeen hospital. He was flown to a Sioux Falls hospital where he later died.

Use of seatbelts by both drivers is under investigation.

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