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VICTIMS IDENTIFIED IN FATAL CRASH NEAR YANKTON

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THE SOUTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY PATROL HAS IDENTIFIED THE YOUNG WOMAN WHO DIED IN A TWO-VEHICLE CRASH NORTH OF YANKTON LAST FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

THE PATROL SAYS 19-YEAR-OLD ABIGAIL GILKERSON OF YANKTON DIED WHEN HER CAR CROSSED THE CENTER LINE ON HIGHWAY 81 AND COLLIDED WITH AN ONCOMING SEMI TRACTOR AND TRAILER.

GILKERSON WAS AIRLIFTED TO A SIOUX FALLS HOSPITAL WHERE SHE DIED FROM HER INJURIES.

THE 64-YEAR-OLD MALE DRIVER OF THE SEMI, WILLIS VANROEKEL OF ROCK RAPIDS, IOWA, SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES.

HE WAS TAKEN BY AMBULANCE TO THE YANKTON HOSPITAL.

BOTH DRIVERS WERE WEARING SEAT BELTS.