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Names released in Miner County accident

A Valley Springs man has been identified as the person who died last Thursday in a two-vehicle crash west of Howard.

35-year-old Roman Flora was driving a 2016 Freightliner box truck north on Highway 25 and failed to stop at the stop sign, colliding with another truck pulling a grain trailer.  That truck was eastbound on Highway 34 near the intersection with Highway 25.  

Flora was pronounced dead at the scene.  The other driver, 51-year-old Herman Wipf of Brandon, was not injured. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. 

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