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Brown County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021

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


Brown County Fatal Crash



What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 37 and 144th Street

              Ten miles south of Groton, S.D.

When:   7:26 a.m., Friday, Feb. 5, 2020


Drive: Male, 45, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2014 Jeep Compass


GROTON, S.D. – A 45-year-old man died Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Groton.


The name of the person involved in the crash is not yet being released pending notification of family members.


A 2014 Jeep Compass was northbound on South Dakota Highway 37 when it left the roadway, entered the west ditch and rolled. The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.


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.