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Name Released In Hutchinson County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

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

 

Name Released In Hutchinson County Fatal Crash

 

What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  S.D. Highway 37, mile marker 45

              Six miles south of Parkston, S.D.

When:   2:40 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

 

Driver: Michael Cooper, 53, Tripp, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe

 

PARKSTON, S.D. – A Tripp, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash south of Parkston.

 

A 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe was northbound on South Dakota Highway 37 when the driver  lost control, causing the vehicle to roll.

 

Michael Cooper was the 53-year-old driver and only vehicle occupant. He was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was later pronounced dead at the Parkston hospital.

 

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.

 

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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.