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Teen killed in crash near Milbank identified

Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 12:19 PM CDT
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MILBANK, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - State officials have released the name of the teen killed in a two-vehicle crash in northeast South Dakota.

Sixteen-year-old Taden Kruse of Gary died in Tuesday’s crash, according to the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

Troopers say Kruse was driving a car on a rural road about 12 miles southeast of Milbank when his vehicle crossed the center line and crashed into a semi-truck headed in the opposite direction.

Kruse was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of semi, a 32-year-old Strandburg man, was not hurt.

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