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Edmunds County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020

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

 

Edmunds County Fatal Crash

 

WHAT:  Tractor crash

Where:  132nd Street

              Two miles northwest of Ipswich, S.D.

When:   1:43 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14, 2020

 

Driver: Male, 49, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1987 Custom C70 Tractor/Sprayer

 

IPSWICH, S.D. – One person died Monday afternoon in a tractor/sprayer crash near Ipswich.

 

The name of the person is not yet being released pending notification of family members.

 

A 1987 Custom C70 tractor/sprayer was westbound on 132nd Street, which is a gravel road. The driver attempted to miss a deer in the roadway, but hit the deer and lost control. The tractor/sprayer went into the north ditch and rolled.

 

The 49-year-old male driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is only preliminary at this time.

 

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.