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Name Released In Bennett County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020

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


Name Released In Bennett County Fatal Crash


WHAT:  One Vehicle Crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 73, mile marker 10

              Two miles south of Martin, S.D.

When:   1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020


Driver: Kiel Cook, 35, Martin, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup



MARTIN, S.D. – A Martin man has been identified as the person who died Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash south of Martin.


A 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup was southbound on South Dakota Highway 73 when the driver lost control. The vehicle eventually went into the east ditch and rolled.


Kiel Cook, the 35-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.