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Name Released in Hughes County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Nov. 24, 2017

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


Name Released in Hughes County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  Grey Goose Road and 202nd Street (Holly Road)

              Eight miles north of Pierre, S.D.

When:   11:12 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017


Driver: Joseph Swartz, 22, Pierre, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix


PIERRE, S.D. – A Pierre man has been identified as the person who died late Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash north of Pierre.


Joseph Swartz, 22, was driving a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix eastbound on 202nd Street (also known as Holly Road) approaching the intersection with Grey Goose Road when he lost control. The vehicle went across the center line and then back onto the right side of the road before it rolled.


Swartz, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was partially 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 Hughes County Sheriff’s Office, Stanley County Sheriff’s Office and Pierre Police Department.


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


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.