Injuries reported in head-on crash


BRUCE – A head-on collision in rural Brookings County on Tuesday evening sent two people to the Brookings hospital.

The incident occurred at the intersection of 468th Avenue and 199th Street southeast of Estelline at 6:44 p.m., according to a news release from the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicles involved were a 2012 Ford F150 driven by Todd Goodfellow, 51, of Bruce, and a 2009 Yukon Denali driven by Melissa Flitter, 31, of Bruce.

As the two vehicles approached each other at the top of a hill, one vehicle failed to move to the side when cresting the hill and hit the front of the other, according to the release from Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring. One vehicle was traveling 35 mph and the other was traveling 55 mph prior to the collision.

Flitter had two passengers in her vehicle, Sebring reported. They were Emil Misar, 85, of Volga and Megan White, 22, of Harrisburg.

Flitter and Misar were taken to the hospital for unknown injuries, while Goodfellow and White were assisted by family members.

Goodfellow’s vehicle sustained $17,000 in damage, while Flitter’s received $11,000 in damage, according to Sebring in the release.

Charges are pending, and the incident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

In addition to the sheriff’s office, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, Bruce Fire Department and Brookings Ambulance also responded to the incident.

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