Agency RSS

Name Released in Brown County Fatal Crash



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

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


Name Released in 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:  Matthew Krawiec, 34, Aberdeen, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2011 Nissan Rogue


GROTON, S.D.  – An Aberdeen man has been identified as the person who died Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash south of Groton. .   


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.


Matthew Krawiec, 34, was the driver and only person involved in the crash. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.


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.


*** No pronouncer available