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76-year old driver dies in New Year's Eve crash

WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- A 76-year-old driver died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday night nine miles west of Wessington Springs. The driver, whose name is being withheld pending notification of the family, failed to stop at a stop sign at the interse...

WESSINGTON SPRINGS - A 76-year-old driver died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday night nine miles west of Wessington Springs.

The driver, whose name is being withheld pending notification of the family, failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of 373rd Avenue and South Dakota Highway 34 at approximately 10:11 p.m. before driving into a ditch. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and it is unknown whether the driver died from a medical condition or due to injuries sustained in the crash.

Along with the Highway Patrol, the Jerauld County Sheriff's Office, Spink County Sheriff's Office, Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office, Wessington Springs Ambulance and Jerauld County Coroner responded to the scene of the crash, according to a news release issued by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

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