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Names Released In Fall River County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Sept. 23, 2019

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


Names Released In Fall River County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Coffee Flats Road and U.S. Highway 18

              Eight miles west of Edgemont, S.D.

When:   9:41 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019


Driver:  David Johnson, 64, Edgemont, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Matthew Max, 38, Edgemont, S.D,. Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Polaris RZR Four-wheeler



EDGEMONT, S.D. – An Edgemont, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died in a four-wheeler rollover last week west of Edgemont.


A 2017 Polaris RZR four-wheeler was southbound on Coffee Flats Road when David Johnson, the 64-year-old driver, lost control and the vehicle went into the ditch where it rolled. The driver and passenger, 38year-old Matthew Max of Edgemont, were both thrown from the vehicle.


The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and the passenger sustained minor injuries. Neither occupant was wearing a safety device.  


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information 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.