River Ludemann a resident of Fort Pierre, South Dakota a teen cowboy was killed in a fatal car accident on Saturday, May 27, 2023. 14-year-old Ludemann succumbed to the injuries sustained in the incident that occurred on Saturday.
The collision happened at Oahe Dam, which is off of Highway 1806, in an area designated for off-road vehicles, according to the Stanley County Sheriff’s Office. After hearing about a car crash with a potential victim nearby, law enforcement arrived on the scene. The teenager was discovered by the authorities to be in a jeep.
River was taken to Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre by the responding AMR ambulance, according to the Stanley County Sheriff’s Office.
The young man’s death was officially pronounced at the hospital, according to the department. The South Dakota Highway Patrol, Pierre Rescue Squad, Fort Pierre Volunteer Fire Department, and South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks are among the various organizations that are said to have reacted to the event.
Kelli Tassler a resident of Fort Pierre, South Dakota released a statement following the death of River, “Words can’t take pain away. We are going to miss watching you do all the things you loved to do. You were always so sweet and kind. God took a great young cowboy. Our hearts are shattered. Watch over us down here River Ludemann, we are going to miss you so much praying for your family. MJ and Chev are missing you so much. Love your love ones cause life is way to short. This young cowboy will be greatly missed by everyone.”
Jessica J. Grimes wrote, “Praying over so many families who are in the middle of their darkest nightmares and need the comfort of only that the Lord can provide. Today lifting up the family of River Ludemann who is gone too soon. May every aching heart be met by a vessel and light of the Lord. Every second of every day. Please Lord cover every hurting heart. River Ludemann.”
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On Wednesday, a fleeing vehicle in South Dakota smashed with a semi, ending a high-speed police pursuit that claimed the lives of two people and badly injured a third.
When a state trooper attempted to pull over a driver on state route 50 outside of Yankton, the driver refused to stop, according to Yankton County Sheriff Preston Crissey, and a pursuit ensued.
The red Chevrolet, according to Crissey, was traveling west at a high rate of speed when it came upon multiple law enforcement cars from Yankton and the sheriff’s office that had parked on the highway close to the city’s boundaries.
The evading car collided with a semi-trailer truck. Three persons were in the car; two died at the scene, while the third was taken to a hospital with critical injuries. The Yankton Press & Dakotan said that their names and ages were not right away made public.
bit authorities cleared the accident, the route was stopped for a bit.
Larry Nickles, a deputy fire chief in Yankton, said it was difficult to reroute traffic around the accident because so many people wanted to record it on their phones.
It was quite annoying. A large number of people pulled out their cameras and began filming the spectacle. There was no need for this to be shared on social media, according to Nickles.