On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, a fatal motor vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 90, approximately 1.5 miles west of Kimball, South Dakota. According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, the driver, Gregory D. King, 57, of Chamberlain, died when his 2002 Ford Explorer went out of control while he was traveling eastbound on I-90. King’s Explorer crossed over the median into the westbound lanes and crashed into a 2003 Ford Explorer.
King had a passenger with him in the vehicle, Patty-Ann King, 56, of Chamberlain, who was seriously injured in the motor vehicle accident. The driver of the 2003 Ford Explorer, Gary L. Rathke, 60, of Rapid City, also suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries in the motor vehicle wreck. Patty-Ann King and Rathke were taken to a local Chamberlain hospital for treatment; however, Gregory D. King died at the scene.
All three individuals involved in this fatal crash were wearing seat belts.
We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gregory D. King who were impacted by this tragic motor vehicle crash. Our thoughts for a full recovery also go out to Patty-Ann King and Gary L. Rathke.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle crash, call a South Dakota car accident attorney at Zimmer, Duncan & Cole. Our team of experienced attorneys is here to listen to you and help you through these difficult times. Call the law offices at (888) 733-2992, with offices in Sioux Falls and Parker we are available to meet with you when you are ready.