Midland Man Killed in South Dakota Crash

Staff Report
The Associated Press

OELRICHS, S.D. (AP) - A two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 18 in southwest South Dakota has killed a Texas man.

The Highway Patrol says 67-year-old Hubert Brechtel, from Midland, Texas, was driving a pickup that collided head-on with a car driven by a Nebraska woman. The crash happened about 7 p.m. Sunday near the town of Oelrichs.

The patrol says the driver of the car, 26-year-old Patti Hoegerl of Chadron, Neb., suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.