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Name Released in Grant County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648


Name Released in Grant County Fatal Crash


What:      Single Vehicle Crash

Where:    U.S. Highway 12, mile marker 395

                 3 miles west of Big Stone City, S.D.

When:     9:13 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017


Driver:  Dale Rieck, 77, Big Stone City, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Caravan


BIG STONE CITY, S.D. – A Big Stone City man has now been identified as the person who died from injuries sustained in a vehicle crash Tuesday night west of Big Stone City.  


Dale Rieck, 77, was driving a 1999 Dodge Caravan eastbound on U.S. Highway 12 when he lost control after the vehicle hit a deer. The vehicle went off the roadway and rolled. Rieck, who was not wearing a seatbelt, suffered life-threatening injuries. He died Wednesday in a Fargo, N.D. hospital.  


South Dakota Highway Patrol officers are investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Milbank Police Department, Big Stone Fire Department and Big Stone County (MN) Sheriff’s Office.


The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.




Note: Records of state-reportable crashes are now available at http://www.safesd.gov/. Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.