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Codington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021

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


 Codington County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Crash

Where:  Intersection of 7th St. SW and 20th Ave. SW

              Within city limits of Watertown

When:   3:15 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021


Driver: Raymond Starr, 44, Watertown, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup


WATERTOWN, S.D. –  A Watertown, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash in Watertown on Oct. 24, 2021.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup was westbound on 20th Ave. SW and making the curve to go south when the vehicle left the roadway to the west and rolled several times.


Raymond Starr, 44, was the driver and lone occupant. He was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle and suffered life-threatening injuries. He died Wednesday, Nov. 3, in a Sioux Falls hospital.


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.