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Name Released in Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020

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


Name Released in Lawrence County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Merritt-Estes Road and North Bogus Jim Road

              4.4 miles southwest of Nemo, S.D.

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


Driver: Daniel Johnson, 66, Nemo, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2010 Honda CR-V                     


NEMO, S.D. – A 66-year-old man has been identified as the person who died Sunday, Jan. 12, in a one-vehicle crash southwest of Nemo, S.D.


A 2010 Honda CR-V was traveling northeast on Merritt-Estes 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.


Daniel Johnson from Nemo, S.D., who was the driver, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only occupant and 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.