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Name Released In Butte County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 31, 2019

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


Name Released In Butte County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle rollover

Where:  Snoma Road

              Three miles southeast of Nisland, S.D.

When:   7:55 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019


Driver: Christopher Flaigg, 31, Vale, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2004 Kia Optima


NISLAND, S.D. – A  Vale, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday in a one-vehicle rollover southeast of Nisland.


A 2004 Kia Optima was traveling on Snoma Road, which is a gravel road, when the driver, 31-year-old Christopher Flaigg, lost control. The vehicle went into the north ditch and rolled several times.


The deceased, 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.