Authorities identify man found in James River after one-vehicle accident

A photo of the James River near Sioux Falls taken on March 30. Courtesy of the South Dakota Civil Air Patrol

MITCHELL, S.D. — Authorities have identified the man who was found in the James River last week.

Abraham Ramos-Ramirez, 22, of Huron, was recovered on April 3 along the river’s west shore. His body was about a quarter mile away from where the vehicle he was driving was found in the river.

Authorities say Ramos-Ramirez was driving a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country van eastbound on 250th Street when the vehicle entered the south ditch, passed through a barbed wire fence and into the James River.

While there were initially searches for more victims that may have been in the van, Ramos-Ramirez has been confirmed as the only person in the one-vehicle accident.

He was reported to the Huron Police Department as a missing person on Saturday, March 30. The actual time and date of the crash are still under investigation.

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