FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022
CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648
Name Released In Hutchinson County Fatal Crash
What: One-Vehicle Crash
Where: South Dakota Highway 44, mile marker 361
12 miles east of Parkston, S.D.
When: 6:48 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022
Driver: Jeb Ford, 52, Chancellor, S.D., Fatal Injuries
Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Grand Am
PARKSTON, S.D. – A 52-year-old Chancellor, S.D., man has been officially identified as the person who died Sunday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash east of Parkston.
Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 44 when the vehicle struck a deer. The vehicle went into the north ditch and rolled.
Jeb Ford, the driver, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.
The Highway Patrol is an agency of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
Note: Records of state-reportable crashes are now available at http://www.safesd.gov/ Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.