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Name Released In Harding County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 10, 2019

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


Name Released In Harding County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  Sorum Road

              Eight miles south of Reva, S.D.

When:   11:39 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Driver: Jaxon Klempel, 17, Reva, S.D., Fatal Crash

Vehicle: 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup


REVA, S.D. – A 17-year-old male from Reva has been identified as the person who died last Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash near Reva.


A 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup was westbound on Sorum Road, east of the intersection with South Dakota Highway 79, when the driver, Jaxon Klempel, lost control. The vehicle eventually tipped over and rolled.


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


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.