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Name Released In Brule County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Oct. 26, 2020

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


Name Released In Brule County Fatal Crash



What:  One-vehicle crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 281

              Two miles west of Kimball, S.D.

When:   8:50 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020


Driver No 1: Gerald Pierotti, 84, Oshkosh, WI Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Dakota Pickup


KIMBALL, S.D. – An Oshkosh, WI man has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Kimball.


A 2004 Dodge Dakota pickup was eastbound on Interstate 90 when it went into the south ditch.  The driver, 84-year-old Gerald Pierotti, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was later pronounced dead at the Chamberlain hospital.


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.