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Name Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Dec. 26, 2016
: Tony Mangan, Department of Public Safety, 605-280-5648



Name Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 410, four miles east of Brandon, S.D.

When:   7:22 a.m., Friday, Dec. 23, 2016


Driver: Corey Johansen, 24, Valley Springs, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2007 GMC Yukon Denali


BRANDON , S.D. – A Valley Springs, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Friday in a one-vehicle crash east of Brandon.


Corey Johansen, 24, was driving a 2007 GMC Yukon Denali was eastbound on Interstate 90. The vehicle had just merged onto the Valley Springs exit ramp when the driver lost control on the ice-covered road. The vehicle went into the ditch and rolled.


Johansen, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle. He later died of his injuries at a Sioux Falls hospital.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, Brandon Fire and Rescue and Avera Careflight.


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.