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Name Released In Bon Homme County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020

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


Name Released In Bon Homme County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  S.D. Highway 37, mile marker 18

              Three miles south of Tyndall, S.D.

When:   1:12 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020


Driver: Dennis Sternhagen, 60, Tyndall, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1994 Chevy 1500 Pickup


TYNDALL, S.D. – A 60-year-old man from Tyndall has been identified as the person who died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Tyndall.


A 1994 Chevy 1500 pickup was northbound on South Dakota Highway 37 when it went into the east ditch and rolled.


Dennis Sternhagen, who was the driver, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only person involved.


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.