Mitchell man dies in single-vehicle crash

The man was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities.


GROTON, S.D. — A 45-year-old Mitchell man has been identified as the person who died in a single-vehicle crash Friday morning in northeastern South Dakota.

Authorities say Dustin Altstadt was the driver in the crash, which occurred at 7:26 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 37 and 144th Street. That is about 10 miles south of Groton. He was driving a 2014 Jeep Compass northbound on Highway 37 when it left the roadway.

The vehicle went into the west ditch and rolled. Altstadt, who authorities say was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the lone occupant in the vehicle. Groton is about 20 miles east of Aberdeen in Brown County.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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