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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Watertown Fire Rescue Called to 3 Vehicle Accident West of Watertown


Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a 3 vehicle accident Tuesday night. The accident occurred on Highway 212, about 9 miles west of Watertown, at highway speed.  There were 3 vehicles involved.  2 of the vehicles were traveling eastbound, and the 3rd was traveling westbound.  It appears the westbound vehicle initially struck a boat that was being towed by another vehicle, then struck yet another vehicle.  2 of the vehicles ended up in the south ditch with heavy damage, with airbags being deployed in each of them.  1 patient was transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital via a Watertown Fire Ambulance crew.  The fire department responded with 2 vehicles, including an ambulance and a rescue truck, and 4 personnel.  Also responding to the accident was the South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Codington County Sheriff Department. Watertown Fire would like to remind you to always BUCKLE UP!!!  SEATBELTS SAVE LIVES!!!        

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