UPDATE: Name of 11-year-old killed in rollover accident near Garretson released, funeral planned

11-year-old killed in rollover accident near Garretson.
11-year-old killed in rollover accident near Garretson.(MGN)
Published: Apr. 16, 2022 at 7:39 AM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - A 5th-grade student from Garretson is dead following a rollover accident near Garretson Friday night.

The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s office reports a UTV rolled near the corner of 485th Avenue and 247th street resulting in the death of an 11-year-old named Benton Howe.

When EMS arrived, life-saving measures were performed but were unsuccessful.

A dog also died in the crash and the incident is under investigation.

UPDATE: The superintendent for the Garretson School District sent a letter to parents in the area informing them of the school’s funeral for Howe. The letter states additional counseling is available for students and offers additional resources to help navigate the grieving process.

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