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Names released in fatal Thursday crash

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DELL RAPIDS, S.D. (KELO) — A Jasper, Minnesota woman has died following a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning near Dell Rapids, South Dakota.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol states that preliminary crash information indicates Jamie R. Monroe, the driver of a 2009 Mazda CX-7 was traveling westbound on Jasper Street, while Aiden J. Heitkamp, the driver of a 2023 Ram 4500 was traveling southbound on 482nd Avenue.

Heitkamp failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of those roads and struck Monroe’s vehicle. Both vehicles left the 4-way intersection and came to rest in the southwest ditch.

Neighborhood reacts to early morning triple homicide

Heitkamp sustained serious, non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a Sioux Falls Hospital. Monroe was pronounced deceased at the scene. Charges are pending.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.

Written by: Badlands Classic Rock

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