Fatal Accident Occurs Near Elk Point

Fatal Accident Occurs Near Elk Point

One man died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash six miles north of Elk Point.

The name of the person involved is not being released pending proper notification of family members.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says that preliminary crash information indicates a 1998 Toyota Tacoma was southbound on Interstate 29 when it entered the median. The driver overcorrected, then the vehicle went across both southbound lanes, into the west ditch and rolled.

The 54-year-old driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle. He was flown to a Sioux City, Iowa hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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