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Willow Lake man dies following accident

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 21st, 2013

WILLOW LAKE — Cody Alan Verdon of Willow Lake has died of injuries received in a two-vehicle crash on state highway 28 near Willow Lake on Friday, Aug. 9.

The 21-year-old was traveling east on Highway 28 on a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Laura Lee Matteson, 38, of Watertown, was traveling west, driving a 2008 Ford Focus. Matteson began to make a left-hand turn into Willow Lake and failed to see Verdon’s motorcycle. The motorcycle struck the Ford and Verdon was thrown from the motorcycle.

He was not wearing a helmet and died on Friday, Aug. 16 from injuries received in the crash. Matteson, who was not wearing a seatbelt, received minor injuries.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol investigated and Clark County Sheriff’s Office assisted.

For the complete article see the 08-20-2013 issue.

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