Hecla Teen Dies in 2 Vehicle Crash
by KDLT News
June 12, 2013 5:31 PM
A Hecla, S.D., teen-ager died in a two-vehicle crash on S.D. Highway 10 about 20 miles north of Groton on Wednesday, June 12.
Trevor Jo Wampler, 17, was driving east in a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix when the vehicle drifted into the westbound lane. A westbound 1992 Kenworth semi-truck and trailer driven by Harold Herman Gerdes, 63, of Hecla was unable to avoid the Pontiac. The vehicles collided head-on.
Wampler died at the scene. Gerdes suffered minor injuries. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.
No further information is immediately available.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Hecla Fire Department and Groton Fire Department assisted.
SD Department of Public Safety