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Walworth County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 19, 2019

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


Walworth County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  303rd Avenue and 140th Street

              Two miles north of Akaska, S.D.

When:   8:05 p.m., Thursday, April 18, 2019


Driver: Male, 55, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Ford F150 Pickup


AKASKA, S.D. – A 55-year-old man died Thursday night in a one-vehicle crash that occurred north of Akaska.


The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family members. He was the only person involved in the crash.


A 2002 Ford F150 pickup was northbound on 303rd Avenue near the intersection of 140th Street when the driver lost control on the gravel road. The vehicle went into the east ditch, knocked over a road sign and eventually rolled.


The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate 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.