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Name Released In Davison County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Sept. 6, 2019

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


Name Released In Davison County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  252nd Street and 399th Avenue

              Two miles northeast of Mt. Vernon, S.D.

When:   5:20 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019


Driver: Michael Johnson, 59, Mt. Vernon, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2018 Nissan Frontier



MT. VERNON, S.D. – A Mt. Vernon, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash northeast of Mt. Vernon.


A 2018 Nissan Frontier was eastbound on 252nd Street when the driver failed to negotiate a curve near the intersection with 399th Avenue. The vehicle left the roadway, vaulted off a driveway and eventually rolled in the south ditch of 252nd Street.


Michael Johnson, 59, was the driver. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information pertaining to the crash is preliminary at this time.


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.