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Names released in Wagner double-fatal rollover

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

WAGNER – Two people from Dell Rapids died in a one-vehicle crash Sunday on a gravel road two miles west and one-half mile north of Wagner, according to the state Department of Public Safety.

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Stephanie Jo Thompson, 32, was driving a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac south on the gravel road. She lost control, and the vehicle entered the west ditch and rolled. Thompson was wearing a seat belt. She was partially ejected from the vehicle and was dead at the scene.

A passenger in the vehicle, Derek Gavin Weston, 34, was not wearing a seat belt. He was thrown from the vehicle and was dead at the scene.

No further information is immediately available.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. The Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Office, the Wagner Police Department, the Wagner Fire Department and the Bureau of Indian Affairs assisted.

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