Deer causes fatal crash in Minnehaha County
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - One person died Monday night after attempting to avoid a deer on Interstate 90 near Sioux Falls.
The name of the person involved has not been released pending notification of family members.
Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2004 Pontiac Vibe was traveling west on I-90 near mile marker 403. The vehicle was in the left lane of travel and swerved toward the median to avoid a deer. The vehicle collided with the deer on the passenger side. The driver over-corrected to the right, lost control of the vehicle, and entered the north ditch. The vehicle rolled and the driver was thrown.
The 41-year-old male driver sustained fatal injuries in the crash. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.
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