Two-vehicle crash results in minor and life-threatening injuries
On Monday, August 21, 2017, a two-vehicle crash took place on U.S. Highway 212, mile marker 312, five miles East of Redfield, at 1:50p.m.
A semi-tractor trailer with a pup trailer was stopped in the eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 212 at its intersection with 391st Avenue. The semi driver had activated his left turn signal and was waiting for traffic to pass so he could turn onto 391st Avenue. A 2001 F-350 also was eastbound on U.S. 212 and crashed into the back of the first vehicle.
The first vehicle, a 2015 MAC 600 semi truck, was driven by Bradley Englund, 38, of Frankfort. Englund was wearing a seatbelt and sustained no injuries.
The second vehicle was driven by Christopher Harford, 36, of Redfield. He was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained life-threatening injuries. Harford was airlifted to the Aberdeen hospital. Harford had two passengers, a three-year old male, who sustained minor injuries, and a one-year-old female, who also sustained minor injuries. The children were not wearing seatbelts.
The Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. Others that were on the scene were the Spink County Sheriff's Office, Redfield Fire Department, Redfield Ambulance and Avera Careflight.