Single-Vehicle Wreck in South Dakota Kills Driver
LYMAN COUNTY, SD. – According to an online news report from keloland.com, a single-vehicle wreck killed the driver in Lyman County, South Dakota. The driver has not yet been identified.*
The crash occurred around 3:30 a.m. on December 3. A man driving on Highway 47 in Lyman County was attempting to negotiate a curve in the roadway and lost control. The commercial truck he was driving traveled into a ditch and rolled onto its roof. The driver, whose name has not been released, died at the scene.
South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the collision and has not reported any additional information at this time.
According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 34,000 fatal vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2016. These accidents resulted in the deaths of more than 37,000 people. The fatalities averaged 11.6 per 100,000 people and 1.16 per every 100 million miles traveled in the United States.
On a state level, the fatality rates ranged from 4.0 per every 100,000 people in the District of Columbia to 23.1 per every 100,000 people in Mississippi. The rates also ranged from 0.66 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled in Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Rhode Island, to 1.88 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled in South Carolina.
South Dakota’s 2016 fatality rates, according to the IIHS data, were above the national ranges. The state’s individual data shows 13.4 deaths in 2016 per every 100,000 people and 1.20 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled.
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