HWY 81 Accident

Emergency personnel responded shortly after 2 PM Friday to a two vehicle accident north of the intersection of Highways 81 and 46 that closed Highway 81 for several hours until the accident scene was cleared.

Deputy Fire Chief Larry Nickles says the accident involved a collision between a crossover SUV and a pickup truck towing a camper.

Nickles says before being transported for treatment of their injuries, emergency personnel had to extricate the SUV driver from their vehicle.

Nickles says the Irene and Yankton Fire Departments, the Yankton County Sheriff’s Office, Yankton County Emergency Medical Services and the South Dakota Highway Patrol responded to the accident.