One person dead in car-semi crash near Martin

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MARTIN, S.D. (KELO) — One man is dead following a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon near Martin.

Authorities say that a 2009 Smart Fortwo was travelling westbound on U.S. Highway 18. The two-passenger microcar crossed over the center line, colliding with an eastbound 2018 Freightliner semi truck.

The 69-year old male driver of the Smart Fortwo was thrown from the vehicle. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 56-year-old driver of the semi was not injured.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. The incident occurred about 13 miles west of Martin.

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