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Name Released in Lyman County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Dec. 7, 2018

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


Name Released in Lyman County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  S.D. Highway 47, mile marker 42

               One-half mile south of Iona, S.D.

When:   3:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 3, 2018


Driver: Michelet Joseph, 34, Houston, Texas, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2006 Hino FB Truck


IONA, S.D. – A Houston, Texas man has been identified as the person who died early Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Iona in Lyman County.


A 2006 Hino FB truck was northbound on South Dakota Highway 47 when the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The driver lost control of the vehicle which crossed the southbound lane, entered the west ditch and rolled onto its top.


Michelet Joseph, the 34-year-old driver, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seatbelt.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.


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




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.


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