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Pedestrian killed near Harrisburg, SD identified

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HARRISBURG, S.D. (KTIV) - A pedestrian killed near Harrisburg, South Dakota, has been identified.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol has identified him as 24-year-old Bret Butcher of Anchorage, Alaska.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the accident occurred Sept. 4 at 10:40 p.m. on Highway 115. The patrol says a 2009 Chevy Equinox was northbound on Highway 115, one mile west of Harrisburg, when it struck Butcher, who walking southbound in the northbound lanes.

Butcher was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 39-year-old driver of the Equinox, identified as Heather Brooks of Sioux Falls, was not injured in the accident.

No charges are pending at this time, as the Highway Patrol continues to investigate the accident.


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HARRISBURG, S.D. (KTIV) - A pedestrian has died after he was struck by a vehicle on a southeast South Dakota highway.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the accident occurred Sept. 4 at 10:40 p.m. on Highway 115. The patrol says a 2009 Chevy Equinox was northbound on Highway 115, one mile west of Harrisburg, when it struck a 24-year-old man walking southbound in the northbound lanes.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 39-year-old female driver of the Equinox was not injured.

No charges are pending at this time, as the investigation of the crash is ongoing. The names of the driver and the pedestrian are not being released at this time.

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