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1 dead after vehicle crashes into trees near Wagner

WAGNER -- A 22-year-old man died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash three miles northwest of Wagner. A 2002 Nissan Altima was westbound at approximately 7:54 p.m. on South Dakota Highway 50 when the vehicle went into the ditch and rolled severa...

WAGNER - A 22-year-old man died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash three miles northwest of Wagner.

A 2002 Nissan Altima was westbound at approximately 7:54 p.m. on South Dakota Highway 50 when the vehicle went into the ditch and rolled several times, striking several trees, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

The 22-year-old man was a passenger in the vehicle. His name is not being released pending notification of family members. The 25-year-old driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries.

Both occupants were not wearing seat belts and were ejected from the vehicle, officials said. The passenger died at the scene, and the driver was transported by ambulance to a Wagner hospital.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate. Other agencies at the scene were the Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Office, Wagner Police Department, Wagner Fire Department and Wagner Ambulance.

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No other information is immediately available.

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