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South Dakota: Tow truck driver killed while pulling car from ditch

A tow truck driver in South Dakota was killed when he was struck by a car as he was trying to remove a vehicle from the ditch.

Watertown police say the crash happened around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Forty-seven-year-old Dale Jones of Watertown was killed when police say a Chevrolet Impala driven by a 76-year-old Watertown man went out of control and struck him.

According to the Watertown Police Department, a vehicle lost control and hit a tow truck operator who was helping remove another vehicle from the ditch. The tow truck operator, 47-year-old Dale Jones was killed. 

The crash is under investigation.

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