FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Feb. 7, 2022
CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648
Name Released In Jones County Fatal Crash
What: One-Vehicle Crash
Where: Intersection of Cemetery Road and South Dakota Highway 248
Within the city limits of Draper, S.D.
When: 3:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
Driver: Jason Buie, 51, Mitchell, S.D., Fatal Injuries
Vehicle: 2020 GMC Equinox
DRAPER, S.D. – A Mitchell, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash in Draper.
Preliminary crash information indicates a 2020 GMC Equinox was northbound on 279th Avenue when it went through the intersection of South Dakota Highway 248 and Cemetery Road. The vehicle hit a stop sign, went off the roadway and struck a grain bin loaded with corn. Both the vehicle and corn started on fire.
Jason Buie, the 51-year-old driver and only occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene. Seat belt use is under investigation.
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.