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Name Released in Hanson County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

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


Name Released in Hanson County Fatal Crash


What:     One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:   247th Street and 414th Avenue

               Seven miles northeast of Mitchell, S.D.

When:    1:05 a.m., Oct. 28, 2017


Driver: Robert Bender, 57, Fulton, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Caravan


MITCHELL, S.D. – A 57-year-old Fulton, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Saturday in a one-vehicle crash northeast of Mitchell.


A 2003 Dodge Caravan was traveling on 247th Street near the intersection of 414th Avenue when the driver, Robert Bender, lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the ditch and rolled several times into a crop field.


Bender, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Hanson County Sheriff’s Office, Davison County Sheriff’s Office and Mitchell Ambulance.


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.