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Names Released in Yankton County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

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


Names Released in Yankton County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  295th Street and 435th Avenue

              Six miles north of Lesterville, S.D.

When:   1:04 a.m., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017


Driver: Michael Dossett, 31, Rapid City, S.D., Life Threatening Injuries

Passenger: Carlos Ramirez, 24, Freeman, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica


LESTERVILLE, S.D. – A Freeman, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Lesterville, S.D.


A 2005 Chrysler Pacifica was eastbound on 295th Street when the driver lost control on the gravel road. The vehicle went into the ditch and rolled.


The 24-year-old male passenger, Carlos Ramirez, died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.


Michael Dossett, 31, of Rapid City was the driver. He suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital. It is unknown whether he was wearing a seatbelt.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were Yankton County Sheriff’s Office, Yankton County Fire Department and Yankton County Emergency Medical Services.


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.