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Posted on: January 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] WFR Responds to a fatal traffic accident

Accident 1-15-21

At 700am Friday morning Watertown Fire Rescue was dispatched to a two vehicle head on collision near the intersection of Hwy 20 and 450th Ave northwest of Watertown.  The accident involved a car and a semi.  The driver of the car died at the scene.  The driver of the semi was assessed and refused treatment by WFR ambulance personnel. The cause of the accident is still under investigation by So. Dak. Highway Patrol and Codington County SO. WFR was assisted on scene by Codington County SO, SD HP, Performance Towing Codington County Coroner and Codington County Highway Department.  Hwy 20 was closed down for about 4 hours while the accident was cleared and investigated.

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