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Fatal accident north of Philip

Gary Lee Meyer, a 63-year-old man from Pierre, was killed in a one car accident at 6:43 p.m. on May 5.

The 2006 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Meyer was traveling west on South Dakota Highway 34 near mile marker 154, about 13 miles east of the South Dakota Highway 73 intersection. The vehicle drifted off the roadway into the north ditch. Trying to bring the pickup back onto the highway, the driver overcorrected. The pickup then crossed the eastbound lane and traveled into the south ditch, where it then rolled.

Meyer was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. He was traveling alone. Alcohol did not appear to be a factor.