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Name Released in Lincoln County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196



Name Released in Lincoln County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  Near Intersection of 276th Street and 484th Avenue

              Six miles north of Canton, S.D.

When:   6:48 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017


Driver: Richard Strand, Jr., 45, Elk Point, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Impala LS


CANTON, S.D. – An Elk Point, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Canton.


Richard Strand, Jr. was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Impala LS eastbound on 276th Street when the vehicle drove onto the shoulder of the roadway. The driver overcorrected, sending the vehicle across both lanes and into the north ditch where it rolled several times.


The deceased, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only person involved in the crash.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Canton Fire Rescue and Canton Ambulance.


An approximate location of the crash can be found at: LINCOLN COUNTY FATAL CRASH.


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