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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.

 

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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.