South Dakota

Jose Valera Diaz Killed in Accident at SD 46 and SD 37 near Tyndall, SD

August 11, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Jose Valera Diaz
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

SD-46 & SD-37, Northwest Bon Homme, SD, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
South Dakota Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Kenworth T8000, Nissan Xterra
SD 46 and SD 37
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), minor injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer collided with a Nissan Xterra at an intersection

What Happened

South Dakota Highway Patrol officials are investigating a two-vehicle crash that left one person dead at SD 46 and SD 37 near Tyndall, SD on August 11th, 2023. Police say the incident happened between a westbound Nissan Xterra and southbound tractor-trailer. Investigators allege the Nissan may have missed a posted stop sign at the intersection before traveling into the path of the truck before the vehicles collided. The 43-year-old man operating the Nissan, identified as Jose Valera Diaz, suffered fatal injuries. The 63-year-old operator of the truck, identified as 63-year-old Bradley Jones, suffered suspected minor injuries. Additional information was not available.

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