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Brown County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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


Brown County Fatal Crash


What:  One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where: South Dakota Highway 37, mile marker 225, 16 miles north of Groton, S.D.

When: 12:56 a.m., Wednesday, May 26, 2021


Driver: Male, 39, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2018 GMC Sierra Pickup


GROTON, S.D. – One person died early Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Groton.


The name of the one person involved is not being released pending notification of family members.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2018 GMC Sierra pickup was southbound on South Dakota Highway 37 when it left the roadway, went into a ditch and hit a telephone pole.


The 39-year-old male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt. 


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.