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Roberts County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 20, 2012

CONTACT: Capt. Rob Weinmeister or Sgt. Caleb Walters, SD Highway Patrol, 605-626-2286

 

              Roberts County Fatal Crash

 

What: One vehicle fatal crash

When: Friday, April 20, 2012, 4:30 a. m.

Where: Two-tenths mile north of junction of Roberts County Roads 4 and 5, about 2.3 miles south of Browns Valley, MN

 

Driver: Harlan Paul Hansen, 50, Wilmot, SD, fatal

Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-350

 

BROWNS VALLEY, MINN. – A Wilmot, S.D., man died in a one-vehicle crash early Friday, April 20, near the junction of Roberts County Roads 4 and 5, about 2.3 miles south of Browns Valley.

 

Harlan Paul Hansen, 50, was driving northbound in a 2003 Ford F-350 pickup. The vehicle drifted off the east side of the road, then over-corrected, went out of control and rolled through the west ditch into a pasture. Hansen, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

 

No further information is immediately available.

 

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. Roberts County Sheriff’s Office assisted.

 

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