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Brown County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018

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


Brown County Fatal Crash


What:     One-vehicle crash

Where:   SD Highway 37, mile marker 202

               Seven miles south of Groton, SD

When:    1:35 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018


Driver:  Male, 34, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2011 Nissan Rogue


GROTON, S.D.  – One person died Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash south of Groton.   


The name of the male, 34, is not being released pending notification of family members. He was the only person involved.


A 2011 Nissan Rogue was southbound on South Dakota Highway 37 when the vehicle veered off the roadway and into the west ditch. The vehicle eventually hit a metal shipping container which was located in the west ditch at a construction site.


The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Groton Police Department, Groton Rescue and Aberdeen Fire and Rescue.


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.