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Name Released In Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 18, 2020

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


Name Released In Minnehaha County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Interstate 29-Interstate 229 Interchange

              Sioux Falls, S.D. city limits

When:   4:18 a.m., Monday, June 15, 2020


Driver:  Roger Christians, 58, Lennox, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1996 Ford Explorer


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Lennox, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash on the Interstate 29-Interstate 229 interchange in Sioux Falls.  


A 1996 Ford Explorer was traveling northbound on Interstate 29 when the driver attempted to take the on ramp to go north on Interstate 229. The driver lost control and the vehicle eventually rolled.


Roger Christians, the 58-year-old driver, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. He 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.




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.