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Names Released in Gregory County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Sept. 2, 2018

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

 

Names Released in Gregory County Fatal Crash

 

What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 281, mile marker One

               25 miles east of Bonesteel, S.D.

When:   1:52 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2018

 

Driver: Gurpreet Brar, 32, Edmonton Alberta, Canada, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passenger: Jagdish Singh, 36, Edmonton Alberta, Canada, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2014 Volvo Semi-truck and trailer

 

BONESTEEL, S.D. – A 36-year-old man from Edmonton Alberta, Canada, has been identified as the person who died Friday in a one-vehicle crash east of Bonesteel.

 

Jagdish Singh was the passenger in a 2014 Volvo semi-truck and trailer which was northbound on U.S. Highway 281 when the driver lost control as the vehicle entered a curve. The semi-truck and trailer rolled into the west ditch.

 

The deceased was thrown from the truck and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

 

Gurpreet Brar, 32, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was the driver. He sustained serious non-life injuries.  He was wearing a seatbelt and was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Wagner. Charges are pending against the driver.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

 

The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

 

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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 name pronouncers available.