Names Released in Hutchinson County Fatal Crash

Names Released in Hutchinson County Fatal Crash

The names of the victims in a two vehicle crash in Hutchinson County last week have been released.

Jennifer Blewett, 49, Scotland and Herman Runge, Jr., 71, Sioux Falls were killed after a 2010 Kenworth T800 semi-truck and trailer traveling northbound on SD Highway 50 crossed the center line while navigating a curve and struck a southbound 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan.

Blewett and Runge, who were in the Dodge, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Another passenger, Susan Runge, 72, Sioux Falls, suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to the Scotland hospital before being airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital.

Runge was the only occupant in the Dodge who was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the semi-truck, Kevin Rudloff, 23, Verdigre, NE, was not injured. Charges against Rudloff are pending.

South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.