Authorities ID Minnesota man killed in S.D. crash

Published 10:23 am Monday, April 18, 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Authorities have identified a Minnesota man who died in a two-vehicle crash in eastern South Dakota.

The Highway Patrol says 39-year-old Lee Waltner, of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, was driving a car that was struck head-on by another car that crossed the centerline on state Highway 42.

The crash happened Friday night about 7 miles west of Sioux Falls. Waltner was declared dead at the scene. His 8- and 9-year-old daughters who were traveling with him and the driver of the other car were taken to a Sioux Falls hospital with injuries that the patrol said were serious but not life-threatening.

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