Man Killed, 1 Injured in Tractor Accident on 472nd Avenue in Lincoln County, SD
Lincoln County, SD — August 25, 2023, a man was killed and another was injured after a tractor accident at around 1:35 p.m. along 472nd Avenue.
Preliminary information about the crash says that it took place several miles north of Beresford at the intersection of 472nd Avenue and 288th Street.
Authorities said that a 74-year-old man was behind the wheel of a Buick which was reportedly going along 472nd Avenue. At the 288th Street intersection, it appears a John Deere tractor with a trailer crossed 472nd Avenue going eastbound. As the tractor entered the crossing, the Buick crashed into it.
As a result of the collision, the man in the Buick sustained fatal injuries. The driver of the tractor, a 26-year-old man, sustained apparently serious injuries.
Available images of the intersection show that traffic along 288th Street would have a stop sign while traffic on 472nd would not. It's unclear if these images reflect the most recent state of the crossing, and authorities have not specified any particular cause for the crash. Investigations are ongoing.