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Name Released In Hamlin County Fatal Crash


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022

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




Name Released In Hamlin County Fatal Crash




What:    One-Vehicle Crash

Where:  465th Avenue, south of 193rd Street

              On north city limits of Estelline, S.D.

When:   11:44 a.m., Monday, Nov. 14, 2022


Driver: Gabriel Hernandez, 41, Castlewood, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota Pickup


ESTELLINE, S.D. –  A Castlewood, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash in Estelline


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 1996 Dodge Dakota pickup was southbound on 465th Avenue when the driver lost control. The vehicle went into the west ditch and rolled.


Gabriel Hernandez, the  41-year-old driver, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only occupant and was wearing a seatbelt.


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.