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One dead following Walworth County crash

South Dakota Highway Patrol investigating the crash

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HOVEN — One person was killed Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash near Hoven.

According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu was southbound on South Dakota Highway 47 when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered a gravel field approach and rolled.

The crash occurred near mile marker 208, about 5 miles west of Hoven.

A 23-year-old male occupant, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The other occupant, a 23-year-old female, suffered minor injuries, but was not transported. Her seatbelt use is under investigation.

It has not yet been determined which of the two occupants was driving.

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Names of the two people involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

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