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Name Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017

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


Name Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 115, mile marker 93

              Four miles north of Sioux Falls, S.D.

When:   8:30 p.m., Oct. 24, 2017


Driver: Eric Petty, 35, Dell Rapids, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1993 Chevrolet Suburban


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Dell Rapids, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash north of Sioux Falls.


Eric Petty, 35, was driving a 1993 Chevrolet Suburban on South Dakota Highway 115 when he lost control. The vehicle went into the west ditch and rolled. Petty was ejected from the vehicle and later died of his injuries.  He was the only occupant in the vehicle.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, Renner Fire Department, Med Star and Sanford Airmed.


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.