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Name Released in Codington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018

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


Name Released in Codington County Fatal Crash

What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  Interstate 29, mile marker 193

              13 miles north of Watertown, S.D.

When:   6:31 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018


Driver: Robert Gerriets, 39, Milbank, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2012 Chevy Cruze


WATERTOWN, S.D. – A 39-year-old man from Milbank, S.D., has been identified as the person who died Tuesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash north of Watertown.


Robert Gerriets was driving a 2012 Chevy Cruze southbound on Interstate 29 when the vehicle went into the median and crashed into the pillar that supports the overpass at exit 193. The driver, who was the only occupant, was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the 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.