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McCook County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CONTACT: Capt. Alan Welsh, Lt. Paul Gerken or Lt. Jeff DeVaney,

                    S.D. Highway Patrol 605-367-5700

 

             McCook County Fatal Crash

 

What: One-vehicle fatal crash

Where: 252nd St, 1.5 miles west of Salem, SD

When: Tuesday April 15, 2014, 3:48 p.m.

 

Driver: Gerald Kenneth Ottoson, 60, Madison, SD, fatal

Vehicle: 1995 Kenworth truck

 

SALEM, S.D. – A Madison, S.D., man died in a one-vehicle crash on 252nd Street about one and one-half miles west of Salem on Tuesday, April 15.

 

Gerald Kenneth Ottoson, 60, was westbound driving a 1995 Kenworth truck when a front tire blew out. The vehicle crossed the centerline and entered the south ditch. It struck a field approach, hit several trees and rolled. Ottoson, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was dead at the scene.

 

No further information is immediately available.

 

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. McCook County Sheriff’s Office and Salem Fire Department assisted.

 

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