Driver Killed in Single-Vehicle Wreck in South Dakota
LYMAN COUNTY, SD. – A driver was killed in a single-vehicle wreck in Lyman County, South Dakota, according to an online news report from brookingsregister.com. Few details about the crash have been released, and the driver has not been identified.*
A 34-year-old man was driving a commercial truck on Highway 47 and lost control near Iona, South Dakota. The truck left the roadway, traveled into a ditch, and turned onto its roof.
The driver, whose name has not been released, died at the scene. Authorities do not yet know what caused the accident. It appears the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the road, but the circumstances of the crash are not clear at this time. Lyman County authorities are investigating and have not yet reported any additional information.
According to an article from Forbes, one in five accidents involve single-vehicle roadway departures. More than 8,000 people in the United States die each year in single-vehicle rollover crashes. Many of these accidents involve alcohol or drugs, speeding, or medical emergencies. Sometimes, drivers suffer medical complications while driving, during which they become unconscious or unable to continue driving and crash their vehicles.
Inattentive driving is also a large factor in these types of crashes. People distracted behind the wheel are 75 percent more likely to be involved in fatal, single-vehicle accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Run-off-the-road accidents tend to occur more often with older drivers or teen drivers, though drivers are statistically more likely to be involved in fatal accidents starting at age 65.
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