Identity released in Lawrence County fatal crash

NEMO, S.D. – One person died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Jan. 12 southwest of Nemo, S.D.

A 2010 Honda CR-V was traveling northeast on Merritt Estates Road when the vehicle went into the east ditch shortly before 6:30 a.m. As the driver attempted to drive out of the ditch, the vehicle vaulted off the roadway, collided with a tree and overturned, landing on its roof.

The driver and only occupant of the vehicle, 66-year-old Daniel Johnson, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing his seat belt.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is only preliminary at this point.

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