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Nebraska man killed in two semi-crash on South Dakota turnpike

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LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska) – South Dakota authorities have identified a Nebraska man who died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday.

State officials say Joseph Tramp III, 76, of Crofton was killed in a crash near Beresford, South Dakota.

A semi was traveling east on South Dakota Highway 46 when the driver swerved to prevent a pickup truck from turning into a private driveway.

The semi then crossed the lane and collided head-on with a westbound semi, according to officials.

The eastbound semi-trailer driver, later identified as Tramp, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the truck.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the westbound semi, 38-year-old Dustin Aspaas, sustained serious injuries but is expected to survive.

Officials say Aspaas was wearing a seat belt.

One of the trailers contained ethanol fuel, prompting a hazmat crew to respond and shut down the highway for six hours.

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