FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Jan. 31, 2022
CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648
Names Released In Hutchinson County Fatal Crash
What: One-Vehicle Crash
Where: 417th Avenue, south of S.D. Highway 44
Seven miles east of Parkston, S.D.
When: 7:18 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022
Driver: William Spader, 17, Parkston, S.D., Minor Injuries
Passenger: Kyle Hohn, 17, Letcher, S.D., Fatal Injuries
Vehicle: 2006 Chrysler Sebring
PARKSTON, S.D. – A 17-year-old Letcher, S.D., male juvenile has been identified as the person who died Thursday night in a one-vehicle crash east of Parkston.
Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2006 Chrysler Sebring was northbound on 417th Avenue when the driver swerved to miss a deer. The driver lost control and the vehicle went into the ditch, hit a tree and rolled.
Kyle Hohn, the passenger, was pronounced dead at the Parkston hospital. He was not wearing a seat belt.
William Spader of Parkston, the 17-year-old male driver, received minor injuries. He was wearing a seat belt. Charges are pending against the driver.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.
The Highway Patrol is part 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.