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Butte County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, March 15, 2020

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

 

Butte County Fatal Crash

 

What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 212, mile marker 67

              30 miles east of Newell, S.D.

When:   7:47 a.m., Sunday, March 15, 2020

 

Driver No. 1: Male, 55, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2004 Ford F150 Pickup

 

NEWELL, S.D. – One man died early Sunday in a one-vehicle crash east of Newell.

 

The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family. He was the only person involved.

 

A 2004 Ford F150 pickup was eastbound on U.S. Highway 212 when the vehicle eventually went across the highway and entered the north ditch. The vehicle rolled and the driver was thrown from the vehicle. He was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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.