ANDOVER, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Minnesota man who died in a weekend crash on U.S. Highway 12 in northeastern South Dakota.
The Highway Patrol says 50-year-old Dennis Paulson, of Raymond, Minnesota, was driving a minivan that was in the wrong lane and collided with a recreational vehicle towing a Jeep. He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
One of the five people in the RV suffered minor injuries.
Authorities say a car that was traveling through the crash scene hit a tire that had come off the RV. Both occupants of the car suffered injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
The highway’s westbound lanes were shut down for about 4 ½ hours.
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