Update:  The names of those involved in the crash have now been released.

John Lu, 60, Brookings, died in the crash. Authorities say Lu was driving the Geo Prism.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other five were in the suburban. Those receiving serious non-life threatening injuries were passengers Jason Fersdahl, 40, Dell Rapids; Paula Harvey, 46, Baltic; and Erica Fersdahl, 42, Dell Rapids. The driver, Keith Harvey, 39, Baltic, sustained minor injuries.


A 60 year old man from Brookings, SD died Friday July 3, 2015  in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 29, 2 miles south of the Baltic exit.

Five other people were involved with four being injured.  Three of those injured received serious non-life threatening injuries.

Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash was reported at 4:53 PM. on Interstate 29. The crash occurred when a 2013 Chevy K15 Suburban rear-ended a 1990 Geo Prism, which the Highway Patrol says was traveling at a slower speed.

Authorities say the deceased was driving the Geo Prism. The other five were in the Suburban.

The investigation continues. Other agencies at the scene were Dell Rapids EMS and Fire, Baltic Fire Department, Minnnehaha County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Management.


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