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Names Released In Union County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022
CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196
Names Released In Union County Fatal Crash
What:    Pedestrian-Vehicle Crash
Where:  Interstate 29, mile marker Five
              One mile north of North Sioux City, S.D.
When:   4:54 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022
Driver: Kelly Westadt, 53, Sioux Falls, S.D., No Injuries
Vehicle: 2017 Kenworth Construction Semi-truck and trailer
Pedestrian: Amanda Taylor, 39, Vermillion, S.D., Fatal Injuries
NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. –  A Vermillion, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died early Saturday morning in a vehicle-pedestrian crash that occurred north of North Sioux City.
Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2017 Kenworth Construction semi-truck pulling trailers was northbound on Interstate 29 when it struck Amanda Taylor, 39, who was walking in the driving lane. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kelly Westadt, 53, Sioux Falls, S.D., was the driver of the semi-truck. He was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured.
That area of Interstate 29 was closed for about 45 minutes.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.
The Highway Patrol is an agency of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
Note: Records of state-reportable crashes are now available at  Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.


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