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Freeman man killed in Friday crash near Lesterville

LESTERVILLE — A Freeman man has been identified as the victim of Friday crash north of Lesterville.

Carlos Ramirez, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene on Friday morning after the vehicle he was a passenger in rolled. The driver, identified as 31-year-old Michael Dossett of Rapid City, sustained life threatening injuries.

At 1:04 a.m. Friday, Dossett was driving a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica eastbound on 295th Street near the road’s intersection with 435th Street when he lost control of the vehicle, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Ramirez was not wearing a seat belt, and it is unclear if Dossett was wearing a seat belt.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other responding agencies were the Yankton County Sheriff’s Office, Yankton County Fire Department and Yankton County Emergency Medical Services.

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