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Rosholt man survives head-on crash with semi

A Roberts County man survived a head-on crash with a semi in a construction zone on Interstate 29 this week.

 South Dakota Department of Public Safety spokesman Tony Mangan says the crash occurred around 4 pm Tuesday a half-mile north of Sisseton.

Photo credit: KWAT Watertown

 Eighty year-old Charles Fiala of Rosholt was driving north in head-to-head traffic on the Interstate. He told investigators he swerved into the oncoming lane of traffic to avoid a collision with a slower moving vehicle, but he ended up smashing head-on into a southbound Volvo semi driven by a 74 year-old man.

 Fiala was wearing a seatbelt and suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries.

The semi driver had minor injuries and was treated at the scene. 

Charges against Fiala are pending.