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Name Released In Kingsbury County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196





Name Released In Kingsbury County Fatal Crash



What:    One-Vehicle Crash

Where:  200th Street

              Four miles west of Erwin, S.D.

When:   1:35 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29, 2022


Driver: Dean Royer, 71, Arlington, S.D.

Vehicle: 2012 Kenworth Semi-Truck and Trailer


ERWIN, S.D. –  An Arlington, S.D., man has died of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, west of Erwin.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2012 Kenworth semi-truck and trailer was eastbound on 200th Street when the passenger side tires went off the roadway. The semi-truck and trailer went down the embankment and overturned onto the passenger side.


The driver, 71-year-old Dean Royer, was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected. He was transported by ambulance to the DeSmet hospital and was later flown to a St. Paul, MN hospital. He died Sept. 7, 2022 in St. Paul.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.


The Highway Patrol is an agency 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.