Flandreau man killed in I-29 crash

by Perry Miller

A Flandreau man is killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday about 12 miles south of 
Brookings on Interstate 29.   

It happened about 5:30 p.m.  A car driven by 81-year-old Leslie James Schrecengost 
was in the southbound driving lane.  A pickup driven by 48-year-old William Carl Dixon 
of Estill Springs, Tennesse was also southbound, also in the driving lane. 

A preliminary investigation indicates Schrecengost's vehicle may have been moving 
slowly.  Dixon's pickup hit the backend of the car and rolled, coming to rest in the 
driving lane. 

Schrecengost's vehicle was forced into the west ditch and came to rest at the bottom 
of the off-ramp. Schrecengost  was not wearing a seatbelt and died of injuries from 
the crash. 

Dixon and a passenger were wearing seatbelts and received minor injuries. 

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. 

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