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Name Released In Union County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 5, 2021

Contact: Tony Mangan, 605-280-5648


Name Released In Union County Fatal Crash


WHAT: One-Vehicle Crash

WHERE: South Dakota Highway 48, mile marker 377

               2.8 miles east of Spink Township

WHEN: Prior to 4 a.m., Friday, July 2, 2021


Driver: Keion Johnson, 20, Alcester, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2003 Ford Taurus


SPINK TOWNSHIP, S.D. — An Alcester, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Spink Township.


Preliminary information indicates that a 2003 Ford Taurus was westbound on South Dakota Highway 48 when the vehicle went across the eastbound lane, into the south ditch and rolled. Keion Johnson, the 20-year-old driver, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is in charge of the investigation. All information is preliminary at this time.


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.