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Yankton Man Dead After Fishing Accident

October 9, 2011, 9:53 PM by David Brown

Yankton Man Dead After Fishing Accident
YANKTON, SD - A Yankton man is dead after a runaway pickup truck struck him while he was fishing on a river bank near Gavins Point Dam.

Authorities say around 1:15 this afternoon, an unoccupied Ford Pickup parked along Training Dike Road rolled down an embankment toward the Missouri River.

Sixty-five-year-old Edward Metter was fishing on the bank when he was struck by the pickup as it rolled into the river. Metter was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

Yankton Search and Rescue recovered the truck. Authorities are still investigating.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
A misspelling was corrected in this story.

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