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Name Released In Edmunds County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

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


Name Released In 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: Blake Lunders, 49, Roscoe, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1987 Custom C70 Tractor/Sprayer


IPSWICH, S.D. – A Roscoe, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Monday afternoon in a tractor/sprayer crash near Ipswich.


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.


Blake Lunders, 49, was the driver. He 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.




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.