Crofton Man Dies In Car Accident

Crofton Man Dies In Car Accident

A Crofton man is dead following a car accident in Knox County.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened near the intersection of Highway 84 and 547 Road east of Bloomfield on Wednesday.

Deputies say 39-year-old Blake Bartels of Crofton was driving on Highway 84 when his vehicle left the north side of the road. The vehicle went into a ditch, hit an embankment and rolled.

Bartels was taken to Avera Hospital in Yankton, where he was later pronounced dead.

The sheriff’s office says alcohol did not appear to be involved, but driver fatigue may have led to the accident.