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Brookings County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020

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

 

Brookings County Fatal Crash

 

What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  470th Avenue near 208th Street

              2.5 miles north of Brookings, S.D.

When:   5:31 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020

 

Driver: Andrew Dahl, 31, Brookings

Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150 Pickup

 

BROOKINGS, S.D. – A 31-year-old Brookings man has died of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Saturday morning north of Brookings.

 

A 2004 Ford F-150 pickup was northbound on 470th Avenue when the driver lost control. The vehicle went into the east ditch, went back across the roadway and into the west ditch where it rolled.

 

The driver, Andrew Dahl, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. He suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported first via ambulance to the Brookings hospital and then airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. He died there on Monday, Dec. 7.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.

 

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.