Collision Of Pickup And Moped Claims Life Of Spencer Woman

Mon 3-9-2020

(Spirit Lake)-- A Spencer woman has died of injuries she sustained when a pickup collided with a moped she was operating Saturday on Highway 71 in Dickinson county, near the intersection with 260th Street, or County Road A-43.

The Sheriff's Office says 66-year-old Bart Sullivan of Dunlap, Iowa was driving a 2020 Dodge Ram pickup pulling a trailer northbound on Highway 71 and didn't see the Moped ahead of him that was being operated by 59-year-old Laurie Peters of Spencer. The pickup collided with the rear of the 2018 Honda moped.

Peters was transported to Spencer Hospital with incapacitating injuries and was life-flighted to a Sioux Falls hospital where she later died. No injuries were reported to Sullivan.

Authorities say the collision is still under investigation. It happened around 3:00 pm.