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Name Released In McCook County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 8, 2021

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

 

Name Released In McCook County Fatal Crash

 

What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Intersection of 431st Avenue and 247th Street

              Ten miles northwest of Salem, S.D.

When:   Unknown

 

Driver: Mark Tuton, 61, Mitchell, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Tacoma Pickup

 

SALEM, S.D. – A 61-year-old Mitchell man has been identified as the person who died last week in a one-vehicle crash northwest of Salem.

 

A preliminary crash investigation indicates that a 2003 Toyota Tacoma pickup was northbound on 431st Avenue, went through the intersection of 247th Street and eventually rolled into the east ditch. Mark Tuton, who was the driver and lone occupant, was not wearing a seat belt. He was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

 

Officials believe the crash happened either late on Thursday, March 4, or early on Friday, March 5.

 

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.