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Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020

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


Lawrence County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Merritt Estates Road and North Bogus Jim Road

              4.4 miles southwest of Nemo, S.D.

When:   6:23 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020


Driver: Male, 66, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2010 Honda CR-V


NEMO, S.D. – One person died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning southwest of Nemo, S.D.


The name of the victim has not yet been released pending notification of family members. He was the only occupant in the vehicle.


A 2010 Honda CR-V was traveling northeast on Merritt Estates Road when the vehicle went into the east ditch. As the driver attempted to drive out of the ditch, the vehicle vaulted off the roadway, collided with a tree and overturned, landing on its roof.


The 66-year-old male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.


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


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.