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Name Released In Roberts County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020

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


Name Released In Roberts County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Roberts County Road 34

              10 miles south of Sisseton, S.D.

When:   7:49 a.m., Monday, Dec. 21, 2020


Driver: Robert Shepherd, Henderson, NV, 45, Fatal Injuries
Vehicle: 2020 Nissan Maxima


SISSETON, S.D. – A Henderson, NV man has died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Monday, Dec. 21, south of Sisseton.


A 2020 Nissan Maxima was southbound on Roberts County Road 34 when the driver lost control. The vehicle went into the east ditch, struck a power pole and rolled.


Robert Shepherd, 45, was the driver and only occupant. He was not wearing a seat belt and sustained life-threatening injuries. He was eventually transported to a Fargo, N.D., hospital where he died on Sunday, Dec. 27.


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.




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.