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Mellette County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

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

 

Mellette County Fatal Crash

 

What:      One Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:    281st Avenue and Strike Road

                11 miles north of Wood, SD

When:     2:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

 

Driver:  Male, 70, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup

 

WOOD, S.D. – A 70-year-old man died Monday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash north of Wood.

 

The deceased’s name is not being released pending notification of family.

 

A 2001 Dodge Ram pickup went off the roadway and into a river basin. The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Mellette County Sheriff’s Office and Mellette County Ambulance.

 

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

 

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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.