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Name Released In Moody County Fatal Crash


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, June 9, 2019

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


Name Released In Moody County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle rollover

Where:  I-29, mile marker 112

              Five miles northeast of Colman, S.D.

When:   1:19 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Driver: Richard Ochs, 55, Humboldt, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Ford F-250 Pickup


COLMAN, S.D. – A Humboldt, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died last Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash northeast of Colman.


A 2017 Ford F-250 pickup was southbound on Interstate 29 when it left the roadway to the left, collided with a guard rail and rolled over the bridge. The vehicle came to rest in the median below the bridge.


Richard Ochs, the 55-year-old driver, was pronounced dead at the scene. Whether he was wearing a seatbelt has not yet been determined.


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.