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Pierre man killed in Mellette County crash

The 58-year-old male driver's vehicle flipped over and caught fire
Emergency responders arrived at the scene shortly after the crash.
Emergency responders arrived at the scene shortly after the crash.(MGN)
Published: Jul. 22, 2020 at 9:10 AM MDT
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WHITE RIVER, S.D. (KOTA TV) – A Pierre, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of White River.

Lorenzo Roaneagle, 58, was the driver. He was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Original Story:

South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed one man Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash that happened west of White River.

The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family members. He was the only person involved.

A 2007 Chevy Impala was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 44 when it left the roadway to the right. The vehicle flipped over several times and eventually caught on fire.

The 58-year-old male driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

All information is only preliminary at this point.

The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

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